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How Screentime Affect Children's Health?

Experts noticed the cons that digital devices and latest technology are at high chance that it may affect our health, no matter in young children or even adults.


Digital devices and latest technology have been bringing both pros and cons to daily life, and the most common agreeable benefit being brought to daily life is the convenience they provided. Nevertheless, experts noticed the cons that digital devices and latest technology are at high chance that it may affect our health, no matter in young children or even adults.


A very common scene in public nowadays is that screen is offered to children, toddler, or even during infancy period. Digital devices are no longer a trend among adults and teens only. It is undeniable the easiest way to deal with cranky kids, and or to keep the child to focus on a screen so that the parents or the caregiver(s) could work on something else without being interrupted.


However, revealing how screen time could affect health or even the development of their children, will parents willing to kick this habit away and go back to the old method? I doubt.


The physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston found out that kids spend an average of 6.5 to 8 hours a day looking at screens, as a doctor she wondered the impact of all this screen time have on health, then she investigates this question in her documentary Screenagers, which explores how young people use digital devices and the possible effects on their brains. She discovers digital media use can produce a drug-like effect, felt at any age but most intensely during the teen years.


When parents abruptly take away the device from their child, a meltdown typically ensues. “I think so many parents are feeling out of control,” Ruston says.


In recent years, many countries are experiencing epidemic levels of myopia or short-sightedness, researchers think that indoor time may be to blame. They believe that exposure to sunlight is important for proper eye development. In the year of 2013, teachers at a Taiwane