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Screen time may increase chances of attention problems in children aged 3 to 5

Thursday 13th June 2019

"How just 2 hours' screen time a day as a toddler can make children more likely to 'be badly behaved or have ADHD'," the Mail Online reports.

Researchers in Canada looked at parents' reports of how much time their children spent using screens each day at age 3 and 5. They compared screen time with scores on questionnaires the parents completed about their children's behaviour at age 5.

The researchers say children who used screens for more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have behavioural problems, mainly linked to poor attention, than those who used screens for 30 minutes or less.

You can read more about this on the NHS website here.

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