How much screen time should kids get?

New guidance on children's screen time from Britain suggests that the evidence of harm from screen time is often overstated.
New guidance on children's screen time from Britain suggests that the evidence of harm from screen time is often overstated.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - Even though most parents believe it is unhealthy for children to be glued to a screen, they often leave them in front of the television or with an iPad or phone in return for some peace and quiet.

But parents need not feel too guilty - new guidance on children's screen time from Britain suggests that the evidence of harm from screen time is often overstated.

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