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The Negative Effects of Too Much Screen Time

Electronics are a part of everyone’s life — but what are the negative effects of screen time for adults and children?

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In This Article:

  • Too much screen time can lead to obesity, sleep problems, chronic neck and back problems, depression, anxiety and lower test scores in children.
  • Children should limit screen time to 1 to 2 hours per day. Adults should also try to limit screen time outside of work hours.
  • To help limit your family’s screen time, you can promote healthy electronic use, encourage other activities and keep bedrooms screen-free.

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