New Canadian study connects increased screen time with child delays by adding new fuel to debate about how long it takes too long for kids to spend on their electronic devices
University of Waterloo University researchers at Calgary University The Albert Children's Hospital Research Institute says small children who spend more screen time at the age of 2 are worse than developers than those who spend less time viewing the eke n.
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"The new thing in this study is that we are studying really young children so that at the age of 2-5 years, when brain development really develops fast, and the development of the child unfolds so quickly, "said Dr. Sheri Madigan to Guardian. "We get these lasting effects."
The authors of the study, who tested 2400 children, say that parents should be careful about how much time they allow their children to spend on their devices. "Excessive time on the screen may affect the ability of children to develop optimally," the study said. "It is recommended that pediatricians and healthcare practitioners guide parents for an appropriate amount of exposure to the screen and discuss the potential consequences of excessive screen use."
In the study, 2-year-olds spent about 1
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Researchers say a model quickly focuses: the more When children spend in front of their devices, they are worse than tests.
"When young children watch screens, there may be important opportunities to practice and master interpersonal, motor and communication skills," the researchers concluded. ] CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS APP
But not all are on board with the results. Critics say the study does not take into account what children used on screens or other factors such as sleep patterns or family benefits.