To hand an electronic device to a child is likely easy way to calm restless or naughtiness, but the activity certainly proved hazardous for their health if they have been spending most of the time in front of screens. Despite occasionally watching video games or cartoons is not so problematic, but according to the latest research spending, too much time with screens may deeply harm long-term development of Children.
At present every child is enveloped in a fat layer of electronic devices. Kids mostly start their day with a screen instead of going outdoors to play or interact with other kids. A study published in American Medical Association Journal has performed an analysis over 2,400 growing kids ranging between 2 to 3 years in Canada. Scientists found that kids, who spend too much time in front of screens, exhibited notably poorer development performance when they reached the age of 3 and 5 years.
The lead author of the study and assistant professor at the University of Calgary, Sheri Madigan stated that electronic devices have been shoving parent in great concerns of their child’s health, which drove us to find out how screen time is affecting early age development of children. We had an intense curiosity about the long-term impacts of a screen, for the reason we analyzed children over three years. We have done a continuous assessment of screen time and its impact on a child’s development.
It is certainly not the first attempt to study how the screen time impact kids development, but no one before this had tried to shed light on long term effects of electronic devices. Most of the research relevant to screen time impact on kids were based on a specific point of time and didn’t explore much about the long-lasting influence of screen time. While we pursued children over time and discovered that higher screen time affects children and shows poorer outcomes when they reached the age of 3 and 5 years, Madigan said.