Screen use in children changes brain structure. Please read this and share it. Screen time is changing the way children's brains develop.
Children with more screen time were less able to learn to read and write ( lower literacy skills). Further studies may find additional effects we have yet to measure. While this study was done in small children, teens' brains are also rapidly developing. I can only hypothesize the effects may also be seen in them. I encourage everyone to engage with children in real-time, limit screen time and get outdoors! ... See MoreSee Less
I am a mom and a celiac and a primary care pediatrician - I found similar articles about this topic 6 years ago when my son was born, and I wanted to ensure the best possible brain development for him <3 that was when I learnt about the danger of screens on developing brain - something no one ever told me about it and something that is still not discussed in pediatrics in my country (Croatia). However, I do speak about it to parents of infants during healthy visits, and from the look on their faces and reactions I am sure that 90% of them thinks I am crazy. I discovered that some parents even let their 4 months old babies stare at screens, which is terrible parenting. On the other hand, there are so many children with language delay and learning difficulites where I see the clear connection with unlimited screening time and general free style parenting style. I will use this article to back up my story about screen time, thank you.