Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
38.7 percent (2020-21)
43.9 percent of children aged 2 to 5 years had total screen time of no more than 1 hour a day in 2018-19
Increase the proportion of children aged 2 to 5 years with total screen time of no more than 1 hour a day
Too much screen time in preschool-aged children is linked to higher body mass index, less sleep, and developmental delays. Limiting screen time can help young children do more physical activity. Interventions to reduce screen time include family-based support and tracking screen time.
Workgroup: Physical Activity Workgroup