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Australia’s screen time guidelines recommend:

  • two hours or less of electronic media for entertainment purposes each day for five to 17 year olds,
  • one hour or less for two to five year olds, and
  • no screen time for children under two years of age.

Results from 2005-2014 ACT Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey found that:

  • Most high school children (74% in 2014) exceeded Australia’s screen time guidelines during the week.
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The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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