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University of Michigan poll finds most parents limit screen time for kids

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According to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health (NPCH), a majority (53%) of parents with young children say they restrict the use of electronic screens by their kids in certain settings, including during meals and in their bedrooms. However, roughly one in eight parents admitted that they set no screen time limits whatsoever, regardless of time or location. 560 parents with children ages 1-5 offered responses to this latest NPCH poll.

Dr. Matthew M. Davis is professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and professor of public policy at U-M’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, as well as the director of the NPCH. He is quoted extensively, as is April Khadijah Inniss, M.D., pediatrician at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and research fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, in a story published to the UMHS website on Tuesday, April 29.

The article includes a video featuring Dr. Davis, who explains the many ways in which kids have access to electronic screens, and who drives home this point by appearing on screens of many types and sizes, including a smartphone, tablet and television. In the video, Dr. Davis says it makes sense for parents to set location limits.

Read the full report of this latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health poll, and look over the results of dozens more polls on the NPCH website, which also holds the reports from dozens of previous polls, dating back to April 2007. The current report details the screen time questions that parents answered, resource links on this topic and other information.

Keep track of NPCH developments on Facebook and Twitter. Also visit the comprehensive UMHS YouTube channel, which as of this writing has 1,384 videos organized into numerous playlists.

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