4 Jan 2019

Children’s screen use not harmful on its own, say paediatricians

As long as your children have a relatively balanced life, eat properly, get some exercise and interact with people in real life, it might not do them any damage to spend time looking at social media and playing computer games, according to new research.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health say there’s little evidence that screen use by teenagers is harmful in itself. But doesn’t that go against every parent’s conventional wisdom?