I’ve long been an advocate of limiting the amount of screen time children have. I accept screen time is a fact of life, but I want it balanced and to my children are undertaking physical activities, ideally outside, in addition to spending sensible amounts of time with screens. I also think too much screen time can have a negative impact on children’s behaviour and the results of a survey from kitchen appliance manufacture Beko provides further evidence this is correct.
If I were to think of areas of my life where I’ve seen major advances in technology, checking a child’s temperature is not one that immediately springs to mind. Within my lifetime, however, things have changed hugely and a new product has entered this sphere: The Nurofen for Children FeverSmart.
Rarely do I see an inforgraphic that makes me sit bolt-upright and explore every aspect of it. The infographic below is an exception to this rule. It focuses on child well-being across the world with an emphasis on health, education, safety and fun.
It throws up some fascinating insights. For instance, the UK ranks relatively highly in the league for infant polio vaccination. Despite this, we’re still behind nations such as Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
Thankfully the UK fares very well in most other indices. It is, however, interesting to see the issues that children and and young people from some highly developed nations are dealing with. I encourage you to take a good look around and hope you find it as informative as I did.