Study: higher screen time children gets, more problems paying attention

July 20, 2019 09:56 AM

Parents of preschoolers know it's challenging to keep their kids from watching screens all day long. Now, a new study shoes the more screen time little ones get, the more problems they have paying attention. 

Researchers found by the age of five, children who spent two hours or more per day looking at screens were almost eight times more likely to meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. 

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Experts say if a child is spending hours on end looking at a screen, the screen does not interact like a human being, and kids are missing out on important skills. 


Muneib Chater

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