Illegal to Give Your Kids Too Much Screen Time

Locker, Melissa.  “This Place Just Made It Illegal to Give Kids Too Much Screen Time.” Time. 26 Jan. 2015. Web. 17 May 2015.

A great quote that starts off this article, “Excess screen time is now considered to be the equivalent of smoking, drinking and using drugs.”

Twain instituted new legislation, Child and Youth Welfare and Protection Act.” They can fine parents who have children under the age of 18 who use too much time on electronics.  LOL   They said they are following suit with China and South Korea.

They will fine parents citing health concerns.  So what use is having this law if they do not spell out the limits.  So regulating or enforcing this will not happen.  Guideline is that if a child becomes physically or mentally unhealthy they can be liable.

Goes against privacy.  Would not go over well in the US.

This article sites that U.S. 8 year olds, “spend an average of 8 hours a day with some form of media.”

Teenagers around 11 hours a day.  A Nickelodeon Study said kids are watching 35 hours of TV/week.

They site the American Pediatrics guidelines and add “high quality conten.”


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