June 7, 2023

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What is the impact of smart devices on the mental health and happiness of children?

What is the impact of smart devices on the mental health and happiness of children?

Study conducted by Southern University researchers AustraliaThe game is for kids who play or pick up Music lessons Or hang out with their friends after school, they are happier and healthier than those who stick to the screen Smart phones.

The study, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, covers more than 62,000 children between the ages of 4 and 9, according to UPI News.

In a study supervised by researcher Rosa Vergara, it was concluded that children who play Video GamesAnd saw TVAnd they used Social media After school, they were in poor health compared to those who exercised Sports activities And art.

Through the questionnaires distributed to the parents of the children, the study shows that engaging in activities other than spending hours in front of smart devices contributes to raising the level of consciousness. Hopefully And happiness and satisfaction in life because they were able to better control their emotions.

Commenting on the findings of the study, Vergara said, “I encourage parents to try to set some limits on the use of smart devices, and to encourage children to engage in sports or mental and artistic activities. Mental health of childrenAnd contributes to improving their academic achievement.

Vergara stressed the need to work to ensure that children have access to sports and technology facilities at affordable prices, which will enable the less privileged class to engage their children in such activities.