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How much internet per day is too much for a 10yo?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: 1 hour
Limit screen time to 1 hour of computer time if you can.
There really isnt much need to be on the internet much more than that anyways and anything a 10 year old is doing on the internet more that 1 hour per day is likely not a great situation for them. 2 hours total of screen time with tv, computers and games. But 1 hour is even better and more is unneeded anyways.

In brief: 1 hour
Limit screen time to 1 hour of computer time if you can.
There really isnt much need to be on the internet much more than that anyways and anything a 10 year old is doing on the internet more that 1 hour per day is likely not a great situation for them. 2 hours total of screen time with tv, computers and games. But 1 hour is even better and more is unneeded anyways.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Over 2 hours
I consider more than 2 hrs of :non-school internet + television, excessive and likely to lead to weight gain, school problems & socialization issues.
Pre-teens and teens should do their work on a computer in a family area, not their bedroom. This allows for more parent supervision and interaction. That body will not be stong enough to handle a long life span if it develops in a chair.

In brief: Over 2 hours
I consider more than 2 hrs of :non-school internet + television, excessive and likely to lead to weight gain, school problems & socialization issues.
Pre-teens and teens should do their work on a computer in a family area, not their bedroom. This allows for more parent supervision and interaction. That body will not be stong enough to handle a long life span if it develops in a chair.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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