Wisconsin health officials release tips on healthy screen time for youth

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – As screen time use has increased over the course of the pandemic, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health released a fact sheet Wednesday on navigating a healthy amount of screen time for children and teenagers.

They hope the tips given can help parents and caregivers do their best to support their child’s well-being.

Prior to the pandemic, kids ages 8-12 spent five hours a day on a screen, while teens spent about nine hours. Once the pandemic hit, screen time for children ages 12-13 went up to over seven hours daily.

The OCMH found that

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