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How many hours of media per day is it ok for children to be exposed to?

Parents should limit children over age 2 to no more than 1 or 2 hours of total screen media per day.

Additional Facts:

  • Children are exposed to 20-25 acts of violence per hour on Saturday morning television.
  • Sixty percent of cartoons and children’s shows contain violence.
  • By the end of elementary school, they will have seen approximately 8,000 murders and 100,000 other acts of violence.

Source: www.DrDouglas.org, www.actagainstviolence.org