IN THE MEDIA: How much screen time is too much – for children and adults?


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With schools closed, screens are required for students, those working from home and everyone attempting to stay connected with friends and family. Our increased reliance on screens makes it difficult to determine how much is too much.

We're being forced to notice the ubiquity of the screen," says Faculty of Education Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Young Lives, Education and Global Good Kate Tilleczek in a recent article in Now Magazine. "That makes this a great moment to reset and think about new questions that we need to be asking that go way past screen time. How are we going to take back balance in our life? Is staring at Netflix seven nights a week serving you?"

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