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This Is Your Teen On Screens

Н A HUFFINGTON POST GRAPHIC THIS IS YOUR TEEN ON SCREENS Children are 50% more likely to experience pain in their fingers and wrists for every hour per day they play video games. Children who spend more time in front of screens and less time outside have narrower blood vessels in their eyes - an issue that's been linked to cardiovascular disease in adults. In one study, students couldn't concentrate on their home- Researchers have described the phenomenon that results when teens spend too much time on social networking sites as "Facebook Depression." work for more than TWO minutes without distracting themselves with screens. 61% of obese boys, and 63% of obese girls, reported watching television for two or more hours each day. An estimated 12.5% of children and adolescents ages 6-19 have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise. 84% of 18- to 24-year-olds admitted to having back pain from being slumped over their phones, known as "iPosture." Only 20% of adolescents get the recommended nine hours of sleep on school nights, and 45% sleep fewer than 8 hours, in part due to attention-stealing devices. THE HUFFINGTON POST Sources: Simplyhealth, Journal Pediatrics, American College of Rheumatology, Journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, National Sleep Foundation, Journal of the American Medical Association, Computers in Human Behavior, AAP

This Is Your Teen On Screens

shared by alissascheller on Dec 23
If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they a...




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