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Ohio State Studies School and Home Screen Time for Preschoolers

Previous research showed that young children were getting more screen time than recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), but new research from the Ohio State University College of Public Health shows that many three and four year olds are getting more than twice the amount of recommended time in front of a computer or TV. Until now, few studies have examined both home and classroom screen time, or included computer use as a component of screen viewing. “Screen Time at Home and School among Low-Income Children Attending Head Start” considered all these factors using data from the 2007 Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).

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