The Health Impact of Screen Time

This guide, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is for clinicians and parents.

It provides a summary of existing research on the health effects of screen time on children and young people. It outlines recommendations for health professionals and families on screen time use. Screen time guidance suggests parents approach screen time based on the child’s developmental age, the individual need and value the family place on positive activities such as socialising, exercise and sleep – when screen time displaces these activities, the evidence suggests there is a risk to child wellbeing.

Health Impacts of Screen Time