• Research reveals over 90% of parents are concerned about youngsters’ screen time before bed.
• Parents cite health, academic performance or exposure to inappropriate content as their main fears
• Blue light from screens is associated with sleep deprivation which can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression
The majority of parents are concerned about their children using mobile devices, tablets, laptops, games consoles and ebooks near bedtime according to a new survey. With respondents suggesting they feared late night usage would negatively affect their child's health, attention span or expose them to inappropriate content.
More than 1,600 parents of UK children aged between 6 and 14 years old were surveyed by the mobile phone comparison site TigerMobiles.com. Asking parents about their children's use of digital devices, the researchers found...