Screen the junk online

Experts say it is insufficient for parents to limit screen time for children when online content can be harmful too

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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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 21, 2018, with the headline Screen the junk online. Subscribe