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Should parents ban screen time before school?

A recent report on the BBC website has explored the assertion by clinical psychologist Linda Blair,  that the use of tablets and phone early in the day could have a negative impact upon children’s ability to concentrate in class.

The blue light emitted by computer and tablet screens reduces the levels of melatonin, which is required for a good night’s sleep.  This could be one reason why the use of these devices should be monitored and limited.

Blair has also suggested that parents limit their own screen time to set a good example, and for schools to limit the amount of onscreen homework set.

 

The full article can be accessed here.

 

Don’t forget we offer an online parents’ safety course.  More information can be found here.

 

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