It is possible for teenagers to be addicted to screen-time activities such as video gaming. It is also possible for parents to do something about it.
Most Australians exceed the guidelines for screen time, and most parents feel guilty about the time their child spends on the screen. But not all screen time is bad. Content matters.
Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.
Many adolescents have trouble sleeping - but limiting screen use is not the solution. When used correctly, bedtime use of devices can be beneficial to mental health, without harming sleep quality.
World Health Organisation guidelines on screen time lack nuance.
In his new book, Teen Brain, David Gillespie suggests anxiety and other problems are on the rise among teenagers due to smartphones and tablets. This could be true, but his claims are overblown.
Software makers including Apple have been creating apps aimed at limiting how much time we spend using our smartphones. A behavioral scientist explains how – and whether – they work.
We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Copious amounts of time spent looking at screens is likely affecting our health – so why aren't we doing anything about it?
Children now spend more time at home and alone with their parents – new research.
Parents' social media sharing about the potentially harmful impact of media on children reflects underlying questions about how to best protect and nurture impressionable minds.
Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
Myopia is a major risk factor for serious eye diseases. It has become epidemic among children, particularly because of their heavy use of electronic devices.
Global experts warn that excessive screen time increases the risk of obesity, low physical fitness, anxiety and depression.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests higher levels of screen time at two and three years of age predict poorer child outcomes at three and five years, respectively.
British three- and four-year-olds spend around four hours a day on screen time.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
Our unproductive 'zombie' screen hours can creep up – but they don't need to rule us. Here are four steps to help you use new tools to monitor and change your technology habits.
A brief guide for teachers and parents on tech in the classroom.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.