Using smartphones and other screens has little impact on the wellbeing of teenagers – even before they go to sleep, according to a study.Despite the common belief that screen time could damage young people’s mental health, researchers at Oxford University have found little evidence to support these fears, using data from more than 17,000 teenagers.“Implementing best practice statistical and methodological techniques we found little evidence for substantial negative associations between digital-screen engagement and adolescent wellbeing,” said Amy Orben, researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute. Time-use diaries and self-reported measures were used in the study from almost 12,000 adolescents in the UK, just over 4,500 from Ireland, and 790 in the US.Results suggest that the total amount of time spent on screens per a day had a limited impact on teenager’s mental health, regardless of it being a weekend or a weekday.It also notes that digital screen … [Read more...] about Little evidence wellbeing of teenagers damaged by screen time, study says
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Smarter Living Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Smarter Living | How to Make Your Phone Limit Your Screen Time For You Advertisement Supported by The latest iPhone and the newest version of Google’s Android come with tools to limit how much time you stare at your screen. Here’s how to make them useful instead of nags you’ll eventually turn off. ByEric Ravenscraft April 1, 2019 You probably spend too much time on your phone. Apple and Google seem to agree, which is why both companies have added tools to their phones to help you track and control your phone addiction. Do self-imposed limits really work, though? If you use them right, then they can help break your bad habits. Apple’s feature, called Screen Time, was introduced in iOS 12. Screen Time allows you to monitor how much time you spend using your device and what … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Phone Limit Your Screen Time For You
Like most parents of young children, I’ve found that determining how best to guide my almost 2-year-old daughter’s relationship with technology—especially YouTube and mobile devices—is a challenge. And I’m not alone: One 2018 survey of parents found that overuse of digital devices has become the number one parenting concern in the United States. Empirically grounded, rigorously researched advice is hard to come by. So perhaps it’s not surprising that I’ve noticed a puzzling trend in my friends who provide me with unsolicited parenting advice. In general, my most liberal and tech-savvy friends exercise the most control and are weirdly technophobic when it comes to their children’s screen time. What’s most striking to me is how many of their opinions about children and technology are not representative of the broader consensus of research, but seem to be based on fearmongering books, media articles, and TED talks that amplify and … [Read more...] about I Embraced Screen Time With My Daughter—and I Love It
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:04 am | UPDATED: January 29, 2019 at 7:06 am Is too much screen time linked to poor performance on developmental screening tests? A recent study confirms what many parents have long feared. Spending a lot of time staring at screens as a toddler is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday. The Canadian study tracked the early childhood development of 2,441 children and found that higher levels of screen time at ages 2 and 3 can impact development at 3 and 5. Development includes growth in communication, motor skills, problem-solving and social skills. Signs of such development can be seen in behaviors like being able to stack a small block or toy on top of another one. “This study shows that, when used in excess, screen time can have consequences for … [Read more...] about What does screen time do to toddler brains?
Jan 29, 6:53 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/29/19 AT 6:52 AM Preschoolers who spend more time staring at cellphone or laptop screens are less likely to perform well on development screening exams when they turn 3 years old, according to a recent study published on JAMA Pediatrics. The research looked into the screen habits and cognitive development of kids who spent two to three hours per day on a gadget.In the paper titled “Association Between Screen Time and Children’s Performance on a Developmental Screening Test,” scientists from the University of Calgary evaluated children and mothers from their larger “All Our Families” study using an Ages and Stages Questionnaire. This screening tool looked at measures of development such as problem-solving skills, motor skills, communication and personal social skills. The researchers found that children … [Read more...] about Toddlers On Gadgets: Poor Cognitive Development Linked To High Screen Times, Study Says