Daily Mail 25 April 2017
Family First Comment: It seems incredible that this type of research even needs to be spelt out. Have we really lost the art of common sense???
Children should not be given tablets or smartphones to play with until the age of two, a leading psychologist has warned.
And then they should have their daily ‘screen time’ limited to an hour a day until they are at least five.
Dr Aric Sigman, a psychologist and lecturer in child health education, warned that staring at gadgets early in childhood can lead to ‘screen dependency disorders’ – an addiction to electronic devices that may last a lifetime.
Writing in the Journal of the International Child Neurology Association, he cited evidence showing that high exposure to computers very early in life alters the structure of the brain.
Although for most children this is harmless, for those who are genetically predisposed to developing dependent habits it can create patterns that will stay with them for the rest of their life.
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