Kids devoting way too much time to digital media: experts

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and laughs from teens but the academy said parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.

It’s been linked with violence, cyberbullying, problems at school, obesity, lack of sleep and a host of other problems.

It’s not a major cause of these troubles, but “many parents are clueless” about the profound impact media exposure can have on their children, said lead author Dr Victor Strasburger, an adolescent medicine specialist.

The policy is aimed at all children, including those who use smartphones, computers and other internet-connected devices. It expands the academy’s long-standing recommendations on banning televisions from the bedrooms and limiting screen time to no more than two hours daily. Under the new policy,