Put a pause on screen time for young kids

Results from a recent local study suggest that heavier screen time use by toddlers could lead to more sedentary behaviour and lower physical activity later in life.
Results from a recent local study suggest that heavier screen time use by toddlers could lead to more sedentary behaviour and lower physical activity later in life.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - With the coronavirus outbreak showing no signs of abating, parents may be keeping their children indoors more. But they should take care that this not result in a spike in screen time.

As screen use rises among children, more evidence continues to surface that this does more harm than most parents realise.

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