The Atlantic | April 29, 2019
Providing the sort of straightforward guidance parents desire is hard for anyone, even experts.
Read The Atlantic's article about the World Health Organization's recommendations for children's media consumption, including Vicky Rideout's comments. “The gist of the WHO recommendations is that small children should be spending more time in active play and less time being sedentary—and that the sedentary time should be more focused on activities that boost cognitive development, like blocks and puzzles, and less focused on videos and electronic games,” says Vicky Rideout, an independent consultant who researches kids’ technology use and who worked on the Common Sense Media survey. “And by and large, I think those are sound recommendations.”