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Average Screen Time for Kids

How much is too much screen time for kids? The CDC says the average 6-8 year old spends about 6 hours a day in front of a screen. And the worst offenders? 11-14 year olds.

Over 2 hours a day seems like too much to me. But I’m kind of the screen police at our house. Check out these infographics:

6-8 Year Olds

guidelines for screen time for kids

 11-14 Year Olds

media consumption and screen time for tweens

15-18 Year Olds

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What are the rules at your house for screen time?

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  3. Raejean 04/30/2012 at 5:07 pm

    Our weekdays are so busy, the kiddos are lucky to get in a half hour. I’m a little more flexible on the weekends, but they rarely have more than 2 hours combined TV, computer and video game time. My kids don’t even have 6 hours between when they get home from school and when they go to bed!

  4. Andrea Laszlo 04/30/2012 at 3:30 pm

    Wow, who are these people? Even two hours a day seems like a lot to me. No one can just sit and look out the window anymore. Many kids are not learning how to create (which leads to great ideas) because so much is being “fed” to them. We will pay the price when someday these couch and computer vegetables are running the planet.

  5. Shannon 04/25/2012 at 11:01 pm

    Wow!! Those numbers are really high.