Are you worried about the fact that your pre-teen spends hours a day glued to computer screens?

 

Well, no need to worry anymore - science has proven that it is OK. 

 

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New research has found that teens and kids are "resilient" to computer consumption for up to six hours a day. 

 

So no, it won't melt their brain or affect their eyesight, they're going to be fine. 

 

An article was published in Psychiatric Quarterly recently, and claimed that there is a minor association between screen-time and depression and delinquency among kids.

 

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The authors of the aforementioned article examined information from the 2013 Youth Risk Behaviour Survey as part of their research.

 

Participants of this survey, who were on average 16 years old, were asked about their sleeping patterns, their exercise habits and how often they dined with their family. 

 

 

The kids were also asked if they experienced any symptoms of depression, as well as the amount of time they spent watching TV or playing on the computer.

 

The teens were asked about their performance in school, if they ever engaged in "risky behaviour" like dangerous driving, taking illegal substances or sexual activities. 

 

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The finished article said: "Our results do not support a strong focus on screen-time as a preventative measure for youth problem behaviours."

 

So, while we agree that everything should be in moderation, a couple of extra hours watching TV won't hurt anyone, apparently.

 

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