The American Academy of Pediatrics says young children under 18 months should not be spending any time in front of a device like a tablet or mobile phone, unless it's for video-chatting.
The American Academy of Pediatrics believes families should be open about limiting screen time by creating a "Family Media Plan" to determine just how much time should really be spent surfing the web, playing games, etc.
Experts say if your children use their cell phones or other mobile devices to stay active on social media, make sure they are aware of the risks involved and go over the privacy features each social media network may have.
Some researchers suggest allowing screen time in the afternoons, usually when children are tired from a long day at school (and without their devices). Giving your child a chance to decompress (time limit is up to you) by playing a game or reading on a device could be helpful in recharging their batteries, so to speak.
One specific place in the house that many parents believe should be "screen-free" is the bedroom. Researchers believe more children are using mobile devices right before going to bed, which could have a significant affect on how well they sleep and how many hours they have available for rest.