Facebook Owner & Dad-of-Two, Mark Zuckerberg Shares Why He Regulates Screen Exposure For His Daughters – Motherhood In-Style Magazine

’s and , Mark has shared his etiquette for exposure for his daughters with wife Priscilla Chan — August, 2, and Maxima, 3. According to the billionaire , he generally dislikes that his be sitting in front of a or for a period of time and so, he’s come up with a that allows them to minimally use Facebook’s , .

Zuckerberg says it is healthier because it is a video portal that allows the keep in touch with their grannies and aunts, and that they have to engage with the while using the screen, it is much healthier and comes with the benefits of feeling real connection.

“I don’t generally want my kids to be sitting in front of a or a computer for a long period of time,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on

The Daily Briefing, posted Friday.

“I my kids use that to communicate with my , so they can in touch with their grandparents easily, [and] their aunts who live across the country,”

Zuckerberg said.

According to Zuckerberg, that kind of screen time — using video to interact with beings — is actually good for , with benefits such as feeling more connected and healthier.

“I think the  would generally that,”

Zuckerberg Told “The Daily Briefing.”

, says Zuckerberg, passively consuming , or “going from video to video” isn’t associated with the same effects.

While that be the standard (the  recommends that kids ages 2 to 5 only use screens for one hour a day, and kids 18 to months only use to video chat) a  study from the Oxford Institute at found that moderate screen use is actually beneficial for kids’ development.

After analyzing from 35,000 American children ages 6 months to 17 years (and their caregivers), researchers found that the sweet spot seems to be about one to two hours of screen time a day. “Screen time” includes using digital such as and watching television.

The kids who were exposed to the optimal amount of screen time had better levels of and emotional well-being than kids who weren’t allowed to use digital devices. (In this study, researchers controlled the data for variables that influence digital , such as and , and ethnicity, , social support and .)

So banning kids from using altogether, or implementing age restrictions, isn’t the best solution for parents who are concerned about their children’s screen use,

“particularly as screen usage in some cases has a net positive impact,”

Andrew Przybylski, of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute and study said in a press release.

is an upper limit for screen time, though: This study also found that kids could four hours of TV or use an electronic for five hours before it started to affect their . Compared to the average amount of time that kids use devices (about two hours of and , and one hour and 45 minutes of TV), these numbers are very high.

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