Business Standard

Fit & Proper: How to protect children from electronic screen syndrome

According to current guidelines, infants less than two years of age should not get any screen time and kids between 2 and 5 years should be allowed to watch television only for an hour

Atish Laddad Founder & Director, Docterz
Premium

Atish Laddad Founder & Director, Docterz

Atish Laddad
Separating children from technology has emerged as one of the major issues being faced by parents today. Weaning them away from screens is becoming more and more difficult. And here is why this a major problem, especially for children.
 
What exactly is screen time and when does it cause a possible threat?
 
Screen time refers to the time spent staying glued to the television, playing games on handheld electronic devices like computers, video games, phones, iPad or technologically advanced gaming consoles. If your child spends copious amount of time on the screen or is obsessed with the virtual
Topics : children

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Dec 28 2019 | 11:00 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com