Definition of screen time in US English:

screen time


  • 1The time allotted to or occupied by a particular subject, actor, etc., on film or television.

    ‘these characters deserve more screen time’
  • 2Time spent using a device such as a computer, television, or games console.

    • ‘Too much screen time has also been associated with obesity and has fed into wider cultural laments that children don't get out enough.’
    • ‘Ask teachers how much screen time kids get each day.’
    • ‘Limit your children's recreational screen time to fewer than two hours a day.’
    • ‘People do not want to hear that the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children under two should not have any screen time.’