Part 1: How does screen time really affect child development?

As parents many of us feel excessively guilty when we resort to screens either as a virtual babysitter or succumbing to endless pressure from our offspring. It’s a question I talk about regularly to parents in workplace talks, the media, schools or other events, often with reference to recent research on the subject. With the subject back in the media spotlight, this time I wanted to provide an easy reference to articles in the media and research that provide a balanced view on the subject. I will provide my analysis of these to give clear tips and take-aways in Part 2 here.

Why should we worry about children’s use of screens?

But it’s not all bad news:

Read part 2 to understand the lessons and tips I feel you can take away from these.

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