Children under the age of one should avoid screening times, and children under five should not receive more than one hour per day, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended in their first guide on Wednesday.
A WHO The group of experts developed the guidelines under general guidelines on physical activity, physical inactivity and sleep disorders for children under the age of five.
"Improving physical activity, reducing sitting times and ensuring a good night's sleep in infants will lead to an improvement in physical, mental and mental health well-being and the prevention of childhood childhood obesity and related illnesses later in life In a press release, Dr. Fiona Bull, program manager for surveillance and population-based noncommunicable disease prevention, told WHO in a press release.
"When sedentary, engaging in reading and storytelling with a caregiver is encouraged," the WHO said. The guidelines also require that children between the ages of 1
However, some pediatric and health care experts disagreed with WHO conclusions.
"Our research has shown that there is currently insufficient evidence to support the definition of screen periods." Davie, a health improvement officer at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, told The Associated Press. "The limited screen time limits proposed by the WHO do not seem to be appropriate for the potential harm," he said.