Study: Screen time could delay development in children


A new study revealed startling numbers about how much time your child spends staring at screens.

More parents are turning to educational videos and apps, thinking it will help their child.

Instead, the study suggests children between 6 months and 2 years old who use handheld devices are more likely to develop speech delays.

The study says even half an hour of screen time can have an effect.

The problems can include the inability to produce words, as well as trouble putting words together. Doctors say it's a cause for concern.

Doctors say educational videos and apps are not an exception to the rule.

They encourages parent and kids to check out the American Academy of Pediatric digital media use plan. It lets families take a look at suggested guidelines, rules and limits as well as print out a contract for your own family.

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