Screen Sense

What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Under 3 Years Old

Babies today are born into a world full of rich human interaction and engaging screen media experiences. This leaves parents with a lot of questions! Are you curious about the role that screen media should play in your child’s life? Wondering if screen time is damaging, or if it is just another form of media (like books) that can be used to help children learn?

Screen Sense—our resource series that summarizes the research on screens and children under age three—helps to answer those questions (and more!). If you choose to make screen media a part of your child’s life, use tips and recommendations from Screen Sense as a way to harness the potential of technology to enhance learning and development.