9 Signs of Screen Addiction in Kids


by Jill Buchner | Dec 1, 2017

Family Health: Think your child might be addicted to watching YouTube videos or playing video games? It’s possible. Here’s what you should watch for.

Almost every parent stresses about how many hours their kids log on their tablet, smartphone or TV each day. But according to a new study, the amount of time a kid spends on a screen isn’t actually as important as how dependent the kid is on the screen.

Spending too much time in front of a screen has been linked to a

    • lack of sleep,
    • speech delays and
    • poor social skills.

But brand new research out of the University of Michigan has found that the bigger issue “is whether screen use causes problems in other areas of life or has become an all-consuming activity,” says the study’s lead author Sarah Domoff, assistant professor of psychology at Central Michigan University.

When this happens, it’s considered screen addiction. Go Here for more details at TodaysParenting.com

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