Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time
 

Study by Public Health England found that 70% of young people did not undertake the recommended daily hour of physical activity. Photograph Shout/Rex Features Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report published on Wednesday.
Public Health England says there is evidence that children who spend more time watching screens tend to have higher levels of emotional distress, anxiety and depression.
The agency, which is using the data as the basis of a campaign to... read more

 
28 August 2013 in Health, Views: 21
Source: Guardian
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