Policy Statement: Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

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Pediatrics

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October 17, 2011

This policy statement addresses the lack of evidence supporting educational or developmental benefits for media use by children younger than 2 years. It explores the potential adverse health and developmental effects of media use by babies and toddlers, and the adverse effects of background TV. The AAP recommends discouraging screen time for children under 2.

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