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  • France just banned smartphones in schools during all hours of the day - Starting this school year, French students won’t be seeing much of their phones during the day. France just passed a smartphone ban for students up to 15 years old that will go into effect in September, the Agence France-Presse reports. Schools with students older than 15 can choose whether to impose a phone ban. The country… Read full article >
  • As children get hooked to smart devices, doctors worry about health impact - A recent study of more than 1,000 school-going children in Delhi found that in 40% myopia progressed as a result of time spent in front of screens. “In children, too much screen time is a risk factor for developing myopia or short-sightedness. Apart from that, too much screen time can lead to immense strain on… Read full article >
  • Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision? - Does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should your child use reading glasses or computer glasses? As you send your kids back to school this month for more time with screens and books, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is arming parents with the facts, so they can make informed choices about their children’s eye health. Read More Read full article >
  • Pain and anxiety when the tears run dry - Although not usually sight-threatening, dry eye can severely affect quality of life. Patients may complain of symptoms such as eye redness, blurred vision and the sensation of a foreign object in the eye, which can make it difficult for them to go about their daily activities. In severe cases, dry eye may lead to ocular… Read full article >
  • Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids - Silicon Valley parents are now asking nannies to keep phones, tablets, computers and TVs off and hidden at all times. Some are even producing no-phone contracts, which guarantee zero unauthorized screen exposure, for their nannies to sign. The phone contracts basically stipulate that a nanny must agree not to use any screen, for any purpose,… Read full article >
  • Is screen time bad for children’s brains? - A generation ago, parents worried about the effects of TV; before that, it was radio. Now, the concern is “screen time”, a catchall term for the amount of time that children, especially preteens and teenagers, spend interacting with TVs, computers, smartphones, digital pads and video games. This age group draws particular attention because screen immersion… Read full article >
  • Screen time linked to increased diabetes risk in children - Children who spend more than three hours per day in front of their TVs, tablets or smartphones are at greater risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. Read full article >
  • China’s myopia epidemic: why a simple solution is being ignored - “We didn’t pay much attention at the begin­ning, because we thought she just wanted to concentrate on the details of games she plays in the phone,” says Xi’s mother. Read full article >

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