What do we mean by screen time?
  Children younger than 2 years of age should not spend any time watching television or using other electronic media (DVDs, computer and other electronic games).

For infants (birth to one year) physical activity – particularly supervised floor-based play in safe environments – should be encouraged from birth.

Toddlers should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day. 

  For children 2 to 5 years of age, sitting and watching television and the use of other electronic media (DVDs, computer and other electronic games) should be limited to less than one hour per day.

Toddlers & pre-schoolers should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day. 

  For children aged 5-12 years, limit the use of electronic media for entertainment (e.g. television, seated electronic games and computer use) to no more than two hours per day.

For children aged 5 – 12 years a combination of moderate and vigorous activities for at least 60 minutes a day is recommended. 

 
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The Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines were developed by the Australian Government's Department of Health. 

 

 

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