‘Screen Scrutiny’: How staring at digital screens can affect children

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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From computers, tablets, video games and television, people spend a massive amount of time staring at a digital screen, but how much is too much for children?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than an hour of screen time for children ages 2-4, and zero screen time for children 18 months and younger.

The National Institute of Health is conducting a multi-year study regarding the impact of prolonged digital screen use among children.

Some of the results gathered in the study were a small increase in sleep problems, attention deficit disorder and a lower grade point average in school.

However, it was documented that children demonstrated improved problem-solving skills and better memory retention.

Experts recommend digital educational material and family video calls to enhance childhood development.

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