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How much time must my child spend on his phone?

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In brief: See below

He does not have to spend any time on his phone.
You may want to set reasonable limits, such as no more than 30 to 60 minutes a day.

In brief: See below

He does not have to spend any time on his phone.
You may want to set reasonable limits, such as no more than 30 to 60 minutes a day.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on age

Under 1 yr of age it's best for a child not to be on the cell phone.
Over a year, if for using apps to communicate like "FaceTime" that is less problematic. Certainly there are some educational programs that can be accessed for kids. In general no more than 1-2 hours per day (even for teens) is advised. For very young kids, try to limit to 20 min/session + take breaks as eyes are still developing.

In brief: Depends on age

Under 1 yr of age it's best for a child not to be on the cell phone.
Over a year, if for using apps to communicate like "FaceTime" that is less problematic. Certainly there are some educational programs that can be accessed for kids. In general no more than 1-2 hours per day (even for teens) is advised. For very young kids, try to limit to 20 min/session + take breaks as eyes are still developing.
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