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January 1, 2016
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Screen time makes kids smarter

Australian parents have nominated excessive screen time as their biggest health concern for children, according to a nation-wide poll by The Royal Children’s Hospital. However, I believe this concern may be slightly misguided and that quality screen time can actually make kids smarter. Of the 2,000 parents that were polled, 56% ranked excessive screen time as their biggest health concern. Dr Anthea Rhodes, Director of the Australian Child Health Poll, explained the reason for this is the lack of support programmes available for parents on how to manage it. Australian Government Guidelines recommend a daily limit of two hours screen […]