Excessive screen time could be impacting on your child’s brain and behaviour

On Focus with Jessica Strutt

Do you monitor your screen time?

With screen-based technologies completely embedded in our global culture and daily life it’s now practically inescapable.

Many of the devices are with us all the time, even by our side as we sleep.

It’s one thing to try and keep check on our own screen time but it can be even more difficult to monitor that of the children in our lives.

Negotiating screen time can often be a source of conflict between parents and children.

Do we use it as a reward? Remove it from the equation, or set clear boundaries?

Would your approach change if you knew excessive exposure could be having an impact on your child’s brain and behaviour?

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