UAlbany Study Tracks Screen Time Among Young Children

Dec 2, 2019

A new study by the University at Albany, the National Institutes of Health and New York University’s Langone Medical Center found young children ages 12 months to three years are spending a lot time in front of television and computer screens. 

Erin Bell, professor of environmental health sciences at UAlbany’s School of Public Health says parents were asked to track the screen time of their children, and at 12 months children averaged 53 minutes a day, by age three that increased to 150 minutes a day.

Bell spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields about the study.