Research results recently reviewed in The Sun, looked at the effects of screen time and how it related specifically to an increase of ADHD in children. It seems as technology usage increases, so do associated negative effects. The published research confirms this view.
The study reports that children who spend more than two hours a day in front of a screen are almost eight times more likely to be severely hyperactive. This study interviewed over 2,400 parents regarding their five-year-old’s behavior as it related to the use of mobile phones, TVs, computers, and tablets. It was found that children spent an average of 1 hour and 24 minutes on screen time daily. 13.7% of these children exceeded two hours of screen time per day. The study found that the children who had more than 2 hours of screen time were 7.7 times more likely to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).