The amount of time a child spends on a screen is much less important than what they’re doing with it.
The report also highlights that “the effect of screen time on children’s health was small when considered next to other factors like sleep, physical activity, eating, bullying and poverty.”
Coder Dojo, representing a creative activity involving problem solving, learning, focus and concentration, teamwork is probably better than passively consuming YouTube videos.
On most modern devices there is now the ability to monitor not only the amount of time a child spends on a screen but what they spend it on.
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