Screen time

Limit screen time

Limit screen time to no more than two hours a day

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recommends that children age 4 to 17 do not spend more than 2 hours a day sitting passively in front of a screen. Why? Because screen time takes away from time available for physical activity and for interacting with friends and family members.

Screen time refers to leisure time spent in front of a screen, i.e.,

  • TV
  • Video games
  • Computer
  • Smartphone or tablet computer


Screens, screens, and more screens

Thanks to iPods, tablet computers, and miniature game consoles, screens now follow us, wherever we go!

Are your kids attending day camp or vacation camp this summer? Since electronic devices are often prohibited at camp, your children will have plenty of opportunities to get out and play with their fellow campers.  

For more info:

Read all about Canadian sedentary behavior guidelines for all age groups. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology