More screen time may harm children's well-being

03/18/2014 | Reuters ·

Greater electronic media use between ages 2 and 6 was associated with lower well-being scores a few years later, according to a study of 3,604 European children. In particular, children who watched TV on weekdays and on weekends did worse in well-being measures than those who played video games or used computers. For each extra hour of screen time, the likelihood of emotional problems or poor family functioning increased up to twofold, researchers reported in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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