Research + News | Topic: Digital Screen

As Kids Turned To Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered

Researchers discovered that kids who exercised more and used technology less during the pandemic had better mental health outcomes. Read the article here.

Most US Parents Give Their Children Several Hours Of Screen Time Each Day

The majority of US parents (51%) reported giving their children 3 hours or more of daily screen time for anything other than homework. Read the article here.

Excess Screen Time Impacting Teen Mental Health

Teens need to regularly switch screen time for physical activity for the sake of their health and mental wellbeing, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Read the article here.

Physical Activity Protects Children From The Adverse Effects of Digital Media On Their Weight Later In Adolescence

A recently completed study shows that six hours of leisure-time physical activity per week at the age of 11 reduces the risk of being overweight at 14 years of age associated with heavy use of digital media. Read the article here.

This Is Our Chance To Pull Teenagers Out Of The Smartphone Trap

For many years now, some experts have been saying that smartphones and social media harm teens while others have dismissed those concerns as just another moral panic, no different from those that accompanied the arrival of video games, television and even comic books. Read the article here.

More Children Battling Vision Problems Thanks To Rise In Screen Time During Pandemic

Researchers say the combination of home confinement and too much time looking at digital screens appears to be severely impacting kids’ vision. Read the article here.

Some Kindergartners Are Staring At Screens For Over 6 Hours A Day During COVID

There’s little doubt remote learning and child care issues are pushing more parents to rely on screens to keep their children preoccupied during COVID-19. Read the article here.

2 In 3 Kids Regularly ‘Screen Stacking’ After School – Using Up To Four Digital Devices At Same Time

Once school ends, a recent study finds two-thirds of children spend their evenings and weekends staring at up to four screens at once. Read the article here.

Teenagers vs. Sleep: How Screen Time Is Getting In The Way

Research from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry shows how constant screen time for teens with and without ADHD affects daily life. Read the article here.

Instagram For Kids?! 3 Red Flags Every Parent Should Consider

Protect Young Minds provides reasons that Instagram for kids is not developmentally age-appropriate. Read the article here.