Screen the junk online

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe