School time, down time and Face(book) time: Is one-to-two hours of screen time enough?

In his Ask the Mediatrician post last week, Michael Rich, MD, MPH, director of Children’s Center on Media and Child Health, recommended that teens spend no more than one to two hours in front of screens – computer, TV, videogame, etc. – each day.

But Emily, a blogger over on the Center for Young Women’s Health’s YAP blog, responds to Dr. Rich’s suggestion, saying that one to two hours isn’t realistic, given school work and how woven social media is into the lives of teens.

Do you spend your whole life on Facebook? Do you as a parent limit your child’s screen time? Just how much is too much…or is there even such a thing as too much when it comes to staying in touch with friends and family? Let us know below.

While you’re at the YAP blog, check out Ty’s post on tips for getting back into the swing of school.