12-Year-Olds Consume Over 8 Hours of Media Per Day: What Parents Can Do

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Digital media has become a ubiquitous part of life for children. They frequently use computers and tablets as a part of their schooling. In addition, many also have their own smartphones, tablets, or computers for home use.

But what effect is this having on their still-developing young minds? Is it affecting their mental health or their ability to think and learn? Are they using these devices too much?

Period19 Nov 2021

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  • Title12-Year-Olds Consume Over 8 Hours of Media Per Day: What Parents Can Do
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHealthline
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/11/21
    DescriptionDigital media has become a ubiquitous part of life for children. They frequently use computers and tablets as a part of their schooling. In addition, many also have their own smartphones, tablets, or computers for home use.

    But what effect is this having on their still-developing young minds? Is it affecting their mental health or their ability to think and learn? Are they using these devices too much?
    Producer/AuthorNancy Schimelpfening
    URLhttps://www.healthline.com/health-news/12-year-olds-consume-over-8-hours-of-media-per-day-what-parents-can-do?c=1362480770831
    PersonsAlice Good