New CPS Position Statement - Screen time and young children / SCP - Le temps d'écran et les jeunes enfants

This is a guest post submitted by the Canadian Paediatric Society.

____________________________________

A new statement from the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recommends that physicians and health care providers counsel parents and caregivers of young children on how to minimize screen time and mitigate its potential negative effects. The CPS also recommends that physicians guide parents on how to mindfully use and model healthy screen use to encourage positive habits. The statement, released today, focuses on children under five years old, acknowledging that a child’s earliest screen encounters can be formative and that early exposure can increase the likelihood of overuse in later life. En français: Le temps d’écran et les jeunes enfants : promouvoir la santé et le développement dans un monde numérique.

Other resources:

Parent resource  Screen time and young children
En français – Le temps d’écran et les jeunes enfants

Clinical tool – Screen time: A clinician’s guide to counselling parents of young children
En français – Le temps d’écran : Un guide pour le clinicien qui conseille les parents de jeunes enfants