Screen Time Is Slowing Children’s Neurological and Social Development

While we all know that the screen time can do no good, there are increasing number of studies carried out to understand the impact of screen time on children. We all worry about our child’s eyesight being affected due to the screen time. However, there are more severe and long-lasting impacts of the screen time on children. Some of them as stated by this article and the journal on the topic highlight the long-term effects of excessive screen time on the following essential skills:

  • The bility to plan
  • Remebering instructions
  • Paying attention
  • Multi-tasking
  • Context switching
  • Completing tasks at hand
  • Delayed gratification
  • Controlling impulses
  • Processing sensory input
  • Regulating social behaviour
  • Having self awareness

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