Digital diet of pizza and sweets? The hidden dangers of children's videos on the Internet

Mr David Seragih, 43, and his wife Rebekah, 48, started their digital journey with their only child, Moshe Hans Seragih, nine, when he was about four. ST PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
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SINGAPORE - Have parents been focusing too much on screen-time limits for their children? Perhaps they should pay more attention to what exactly their offspring are watching online.

Some of the world's top children's television programme makers warned recently that kids are being inundated by the digital equivalent of "pizza and sweets".

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