Too much ‘screen time’ harming children

Stuff 06/08/2010

Exposing children to too much ”screen time” is causing obesity, sleep disorders, and less brain activity, a leading psychologist has told a forum in Auckland today. British psychologist Aric Sigman was speaking at Family First’s fifth annual Forum on the Family in Auckland today. There are about 200 delegates at the forum – the biggest number in the five years it has been held. Sigman said he was seeing the same problem throughout the world as more and more cultures hooked into the internet and television.