THE PRICE OF THE DEVICE


This week “from the doctor’s chair” Dr Vicki Nahamkes looks at the serious effects that phone addiction can have on all the family

Researchers, Doctors, Public Health Officials and Parents are trying to make sense of the impact of screen time on children. The question is, CAN SCREEN TIME PREDICT DELAY IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT?

The study published in JAMA Pediatrics (Jan, 2019) shows an adverse association between how much young children are using screens and how well they are meeting their developmental milestones.

It is recommended that children between 2-5 yrs view no more than one hour of high-quality programming per day.