Current guidelines state students aged five to 18 shouldn’t be spending more than two hours per day engaged in electronic media for entertainment.
Guidelines for screen use for students need to take more than just time into account. Sleep, eye health, posture and other wellbeing issues need consideration as well.
Getting enough sleep can help our memory, waistline and our performance at work.
If you need an alarm to get up in the morning, you're probably not getting enough sleep.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
All parents have probably struggled to get their kids to sleep at some point. This is even more difficult when a child has ADHD.
Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying asleep. Up to 73% of Australian parents report their child with ADHD has problems sleeping.
The state of play.
It's not all child's play.
Children may actually prefer reading books the traditional way.
Research shows that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading.
A physically active lesson in action in a Leicestershire primary school.
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.