New guidelines for child media use

Posted at 8:31 AM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 08:31:02-04

Child development experts issue new recommendations for kids' media usage.

The new guidance is meant to help families stay connected with technology and without.

American Academy of Pediatrics say parents should play games with kids, look at social media together and watch the news together.

The group of pediatricians say toddlers as young as 18 months could learn and benefit from some forms of technology, as long as parents are there to guide them and the technology is not overly stimulating.

The previous guidelines suggest no media before the age of two.