Child Screen Time

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is developing a series of reports, Healthy Children, Healthy State, to raise awareness of child health risk factors in order to develop new programs and actions, and to build on current initiatives in Texas. The Child Screen Time one-pager showcases the current state of screen time for children in Texas.

This report was released on September 12, 2019.

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68.8% of 4th graders have a screen in their bedroom compared to 36.0% of 2nd graders. We must improve child screen time in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth #HealthyChildrenHealthyState

12.6% of 11th grader boys spend 6 or more hours playing video or computer games on a given school day. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth #HealthyChildrenHealthyState



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2nd graders with televisions in their bedroom vary by ethnicity: 73.5% of African Americans and 62.7% of Hispanics compared to 28.7% of White/Other. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth

Sedentary behaviors including screen time duration and frequency have negative health associations including increased obesity and overweight. We must improve child physical activity in Texas. Learn more at go.uth.edu/TexasChildHealth