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WHO warnings over children's screen time

by T.N26 April 2019 Last updated at 00:00 AM

VTV.vn - The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.

WHO did not specifically detail the potential harm caused by too much screen time, but said the guidelines  which also included recommendations for physical activity and sleep  were needed to address the increasing amount of sedentary behavior in the general population. It noted that physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for death and a contributor to the rise in obesity.

The agency said infants less than 1 year should spend at least half an hour every day on their stomachs and that older kids should get at least three hours of physical activity every day.

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