Limiting children's screen time linked to better cognition

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 28/09/2018 21:27

Limiting children's recreational screen use has been linked with improved cognition.

Children aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found.

Combining this with nine to 11 hours of sleep a night was found to be best for performance.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45651725

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Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance
Parents who possess the resolve to separate their children from their smartphones may be helping their kids' brainpower, a new study suggests.

Children who use smartphones and other devices in their free time for less than two hours a day performed better on cognitive tests assessing their thinking, language and memory, according to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/09/27/study-links-restricting-screen-time-kids-higher-mental-performance/

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