Having a black-and-white answer might make it easier to monitor use and create guidelines around that use. But unfortunately, the real answer is more in the gray area, says pediatrician and author Laura Jana, M.D.
Research has shown that screen time for kids can take away from sleep, and might even have an effect on face-to-face interactions that are critical for early brain development, Jana told us. But at the same time, new technology can aid in education in a way that's never been seen before.
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