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Published on October 9th, 2012 | by ECSWE

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Children’s health threatened by increasing screen time, says journal

Review of studies raises concerns over screen time, while the department of health highlights instead the dangers of inactivity.

By the age of seven, a child born today in the UK will have spent an entire year of 24 hours a day looking at TV, computer and video game screens. By the age of 18, that will be three whole years. According to a review of studies carried out around the world on the effect of screen time on children, they could be seriously damaging their health …


By Sarah Boseley, health editor, The Guardian

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