Children under 3 should be banned from watching TV to improve health and wellbeing

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Parents need to drastically cut the number of  hours children spend watching television, while under threes should be stopped  from watching altogether, a leading psychologist has warned.

Limiting the amount of time youngsters are  sat in front of a screen could have significant advantages for their health,  development and wellbeing, according to Dr Aric Sigman.

By the age of seven, a child born today will  have spent a full year glued to screens and over the course of childhood  youngsters spend more time watching TV than in school.

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