University Study Involving Local Kids Looks at Screen-Time Habits

Between tablets, phones, laptops and gaming systems most Americans not only have screens in their homes, but usually in every room of their homes. And it's not just adults connecting, young children are also captivated by the technology bringing news, entertainment and education to our fingertips.

A new study is confirming what many of us suspected; kids are spending a lot of time in front of screens. And we are starting them very young. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the average time children spend in front of screens increased from 53 minutes per day at 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years.That's just one finding from the study. In this podcast with Diane Donato, Erin Bell, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at UAlbany’s School of Public Health talks about the findings.

The study was conducted by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University's Langone medical Center.

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