Parents fret about harmful content, but reducing device use to 90 minutes a day would be good for mental health
Weâ€™ve all seen it â€“ teenagers glued to their phones, not even glancing up when their parents talk to them; kids immersed in tablets at airports; young friends around restaurant tables staring at their phones instead of each other.
As children and young people spend an increasing amount of time with screens â€“ more than six hours a day according to one US survey â€“ parents have begun to wonder if spending this much time with screens is safe.
Smartphone owners of all ages should be thinking about how to use their devices safely â€“ meaning for a few hours a day, not for most of it
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