“Excess screen time has reduced our attention span to eight seconds, one less than that of a goldfish.”
It is hard to refute the statement that we are now living in the great screenage. Screen-based devices are now a regular part of our day to day lives and have a monumental impact on the emerging generations.
By: Robert Garrett
New technology releases have a habit of introducing a bunch of new, ‘must have’ functions that are solutions to problems we never knew we had. However, Apple’s latest mobile operating system – iOS 12 has an interesting new function called Screen Time.
By: Clare Bruce
Are you tearing your hair out over your child’s Fortnite gaming habits?
Hi Dr Justin
My partner and I are arguing about whether screens cause problem behaviour in kids or not. I say they do but he says they don’t. Our 9 year-old wants a TV in his room to play video games on. I’m saying no. Am I right? My partner thinks it’s fine and will keep him out of our hair. Am I being too “precious” which is what my partner is saying?
The latest research from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) tells us that most Aussie kids (around two-thirds) are using their screens significantly more than expert guidelines suggest is healthy.