This file photo taken on April 20, 2013 shows a child using a smartphone at Caulfield Racetrack in Melbourne. AFP / PAUL CROCK
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Regulators and program-makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and smartphones. France urges parents not to allow children under three to watch TV, and American pediatricians also favor a total ban on screen time until at least 18 months.Carole Bienaime-Besse, who sits on France's TV regulator, the CSA, claimed Sunday that overexposing babies and small children to digital devices has now become a "public health issue". Webb told AFP.While Instagram, Twitter and Facebook claim that only teenagers over 13 are allowed onto their networks, Webb said that in the UK 75 percent of 10-year-olds and above are on social media."I think it is absurd that the likes of Facebook and Twitter are not regulated like other content suppliers".And she was skeptical that the industry would regulate itself when it came to younger children.
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