e-Report & Executive Summary
   
 

Updates of health tips based on revised recommendations from American Academy of Pediatrics :
Health Tips Version 2014 Version 2018  《NEW》
Limit screen time and
choose screen activities wisely
Under 2 years old:
Avoid screen time as far as possible. Parents should spend as much quality time with children as possible to replace screen time in order to promote the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of children. In any case, children should not be left alone with the electronic screen products.
Under 2 years old:
Your child needs a large amount of parent-child interaction before two years old. Avoid letting him in contact with any electronic screen products unless to do interactive video-chat with family members under parents’ guidance. If you think the use of certain screen activity may benefit his learning and development, always accompany and guide him and set limits for him.
2 to 6 years old:
If electronic screen products have to be used, screen time should be limited to no more than two hours a day and under the guidance and supervision by parents and teachers.
2 to 5 years old:
The daily accumulated time for your child to watch TV or use computer, tablet computer or smartphone should be restricted to within one hour. The screen activities should be interactive and educative, and to be carried out under your guidance.
 

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

In view of the rapid development of Internet and electronic screen products and the related health concerns on children and adolescents, the Department of Health convened the Advisory Group on Health Effects of Use of Internet and Electronic Screen Products. This document summarizes the position statement of health effects, health tips and recommendations for adolescents, children, parents and teachers.

               Printable Version (PDF, 2.07MB)
               Web Accessible Version (PDF, 0.98MB)

 
Report

e-Report

In view of the rapid development of Internet and electronic screen products including computers, video games, e-books and magazines, televisions, smartphones and other electronic entertainment and communications screen products, and the related health concerns on children and adolescents, the Department of Health convened the Advisory Group on Health Effects of Use of Internet and Electronic Screen Products. This report gives detail information on the health effects of using Internet and electronic screen products as well as the health tips and recommendations for adolescents, children, parents and teachers.

             Printable Version (PDF, 2.46MB)
             Web Accessible Version (PDF, 1.75MB)

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Last Revision Date : 7 February 2018