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A recent study authored by education and psychology experts in Australia suggests that kids are spending far more time looking at screens than the two hours recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Published in the journal BMC Public Health in early 2015, the study surveyed more than 2,600 Australian students between the ages of eight and 16 to determine how much screen-based media use, or SBMU, kids were averaging each day. SBMU included television viewing, computer usage and video game playing. The study determined that 45 percent of eight-year-olds and 80 percent of 16-year-olds were exceeding the recommended two hours of screen time per day.