Kids’ TV Habits alarm researchers 11 April 2014
Two-thirds of Kiwi toddlers have their eyes glued to electronic screens for at least part of every day.

The study, Growing Up in New Zealand, tracked the development of approximately 7000 Kiwi children.

It found that 71 per cent of toddlers are watching TV, with 64 per cent watching up to three hours daily.

The recommended amount is nil screen time for kids under 2.

71 per cent watched some TV, DVDs or videos on any given day.

75 per cent spent up to one hour on a computer/laptop, including children’s systems such as Leapfrog, daily.

52 per cent listened to CDs, iPods and MP3 players.

72 per cent spent up to one hour playing electronic gaming devices.