01 February 2016

Screen time, in moderation, not linked to youngsters' depression

There is a lot of fear around parenting in the digital age, and technology has often been given a bad rep when looking at exposure for children. While I believe in moderation, it was great to see this article from CBC encouraging parents to limit their children's screen time to two hours a day, because under that amount of time there is limited impact, and even a positive.
Overall, in smaller doses, screen time appeared to be a good thing. Compared to children who had no screen time at all, those who got a half hour daily were 8 per cent less likely to be depressed and kids allowed an hour a day had 12 per cent lower odds.
Read the full article here.