Research + News | Topic: Play/Outdoors
Oct 29, 2021
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.
Sep 3, 2021
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.
Aug 17, 2021
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.
Jul 24, 2020
Excessive Screen Time For Toddlers Linked To Less Physical Activity, Stunted Development
A recent study says excessive screen time may stunt a child’s growth, especially if they start using devices around age two or three. Read the article here.
May 10, 2018
Kids Not Immune To Lure Of ‘Smart’ Toys
While child privacy issues remain a major obstacle — and rightly so — “smart” toys are poised for serious growth over the next several years. Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2017
Teenagers Are As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds By Age 19
Researchers wonder whether teens’ increasing inactivity has to do with how the school day is structured and the increasing number of screens in our modern world. Read the article here.
May 27, 2016
For Global Kids, Screens Are as Much a Part of Childhood as Playgrounds
Kids are spending more time with screens than playing outdoors—and while they have countless entertainment options on their devices, parents wield a quiet influence. Read the article here.