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Screen time: what does the science say?

Although they’re an intrinsic part of modern life, a lot of concerns have been raised about the widespread use of screens, particularly among children and teenagers, with claims about their impact on mental health, behaviour, and neurodevelopment being made. read more

expert reaction to screen time, sedentary behaviour and GCSE results

Screen time (watching TV, playing computer games or browsing the internet) and sedentary behaviour have both been at the centre of recent controversy, causing particular concern amongst parents worried that their children are being harmed through long periods sitting and looking at a screen. Publishing in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers have conducted a study to determine if looking at screens, compared to reading or doing homework, or being sedentary appears to have any impact on GCSE results. read more

screen time, sedentary behaviour and GCSEs results

Screen time (watching TV, playing computer games or browsing the internet) and sedentary behaviour have both been at the centre of recent controversy, causing particular concern amongst parents worried that their children are being harmed through long periods sitting and looking at a screen. Researchers have now conducted a study to determine if looking at screens, compared to reading or doing homework, or being sedentary appears to have any impact on GCSE results. read more

expert reaction to study investigating screen time and bone health in adolescents

Low physical activity is a risk factor for a number of diseases, and researchers publishing in the BMJ Open have examined a possible association between activity and time spent in front of television or computer screens at weekends. The research team looked Norwegian adolescents and report that in boys, “screen time” was negatively associated with bone mineral density. read more

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