• By Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pandemic screen time

December 10, 2020
a young white school aged boy looking sad and lonely, wearing a face mask and sitting at a desk and resting his head on his arms, with paper, colored pencils and a laptop computer

Monitoring screen time for children can be a challenge for parents and caregivers under normal circumstances. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, remote schooling has increased the amount of time students are glued to computer monitors and smartphone screens.

"Depending on the age of the child there are some considerations, because our younger children are just not meant to be staring at a screen for six, seven hours a day," says Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic Family Medicine physician.

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Ardon talks about the challenges, frustrations and problem-solving skills needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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