Kids need to step away from their screens

Kids spending too much time on screens

Kids need to step away from their screens

Limestone Coast parents are being asked to set limits for the amount of time their children spend on technology.

On top of the threats to the physical health of children, research by Specsavers has revealed screen time is dramatically affecting Australian children’s eye health, with many long term eye problems like squinting and lazy eyes being found in young kids.

Child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Greg says the latest findings are a worry for a developing child's brain, “The time children in Australia spend on electronic devices, screens and so forth, have increased rather worryingly by 5 hours year on year. And they are now spending the equivalent of a full time job that’s up to 35 hours a week with their face bathed in screen time.”