Increased quarantine screen time takes a toll
The COVID-19 crisis has kids in front of computers, TV and smartphones more than ever before, and that could be taking a toll on their health.
with be it smartphones, laptops or desktops. The co bit crisis has kids in front of either or all more so than ever we're seeing in the data that Custodio has gathered since the shutdown. And since the whole pandemic started, kids used has easily doubled, forcing parents to find a new balance so that screen time avoids old risk. We know that especially in Children, that this can lead to difficulties with sleep patterns, emotional difficulties, behavioral difficulties, academic difficulties at times. Although the last few weeks of last school year were saved by online classrooms, it's also forced to review of the rules about screen time. I'm a big proponent to of things like device free dinners. This is clinical psychologist Dr Nicole Birkins, speaking for the device monitoring after Custodio. So important for them to take breaks of at least every hour. And for younger kids every 30 minutes or self, it's all about getting back to the basics. No screens in the bedroom, so not before a batter first thing in the morning. No screens at all during mealtimes. In no screens in the car, they emit a very high energy blue light. Another reason to monitor your child screen time, the amount of blue light coming from the screen. Now research is showing his real short and long term consequences for our eyes, especially for the young eyes of Children. Kris Clack um, NBC News.