by Stephen Lunn | The Australian | November 6, 2008

How does media exposure effect children? According to Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, research links children’s overuse and overexposure of media to health issues such as obesity, anxiety, and aggression.

Dr. Rich explains that parents should share developmentally appropriate
activities and games with children under two, rather than having them use
screen media. For older kids, parents should limit screen time to
an hour or two a day. Media can be positive, but parents should make
decisions about how much and what kind of media their children consume.

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