The real risks posed by too much screen time

Just as the Christmas holidays have ended and children have gone back to school, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced guidance saying screen time for kids may not be as bad as we all thought. I’m sure many parents would have preferred this guidance to have come out before the recent holidays because, well, you know, screen time rules get a bit flexible during holiday periods, don’t they?

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Children need screen time, just like adults and our houses are full of tech. Sometimes, however, I worry mums and dads rely on it too heavily as a comfort blanket.
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Apps, games and tech: Another screen time battle

I’ve written many a times about my dislike of children having too much screen time. I’ve noticed, however, that a new front has opened-up in the battle for my kids’ eyes.

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Screen time: It’s no longer about television and films. It’s about games and apps and limiting access isn’t easy. Photo credit: Pan Xiaozhen on Unsplash

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