A new study suggests heavy use of electronic devices, including smartphones and TVs, can harm kids’ growing brains.
Why is it so important to limit screen time and encourage sleep and physical activity?
“Evidence suggests that good sleep and physical activity are associated with improved academic performance, while physical activity is also linked to better reaction time, attention, memory, and inhibition,” says Walsh.
Researchers say there is still much work to be done on the overall effects of excessive technology use and how it exactly affects the brain and cognitive development. Study authors will continue to collect similar data from families until 2028.