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Study Finds Screen Time Can Cause Harm To Toddlers

Study Finds Screen Time Can Cause Harm To Toddlers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Jan 2019 11:14 AM GMT

How much time a toddler should spend before screen has invariably been a pertinent question. According to a new study, the habit may need some serious repercussions. The Canadian study, as quoted in the media, states that spending too much time on screens every day can delay a toddler’s development skills like his or her ability to socialise.

In order to hit the result, around 2,500 youngsters who were two-year-old were examined. whereas within the United States and Canada, it's been prescribed that youngsters shouldn't spend time before screens until they're eighteen months old, countries just like the United Kingdom, or India but, haven't any such pointers.

From 2011 and 2016, mothers were asked regarding the screen use patterns of toddlers. They were conjointly asked to stock up questionnaires concerning their kid’s development and skills after they were 2, 3 and 5. The screen time, during this case, enclosed time spent watching films, videos, laptop tablets and watching television programmes. It had been distinguished that youngsters, at the age of 2, we're spending seventeen hours of screen time every week. By the time they were three, this inflated to 25 hours. However, it reduced to 11 hours by the time they were five.

Published by the medical speciality, the findings disclosed that increased viewing starts even before any sign of delay in development are often gauged. The study, however, doesn't shed light-weight on the specificity of the screen time. Questions just like the type of screen time which will be harmful or the best time that one should spend before screens remain unanswered. Perhaps, delay in developing skills and also the time spent by the kid before the screens go hand in hand.

Also Read: Factors That Influence Children’s Social & Emotional Development

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