This month’s column in BayState Parent encourages parents to rethink screen time for children.
A recent 60 Minutes segment reports on a landmark study of more than 11,000 kids to gauge the effect screen time is having on their brains. Initial brain scans from the study conclude that children who spend more than seven hours a day on screens experience premature thinning of the cortex. The report also notes that younger children who have more than two hours of screen time a day receive lower scores on tests focused on thinking and language skills.
With devices everywhere now, how can parents place acceptable limits on screen time? Check out my CyberSavvy Mom column for advice.