Kids as young as 7 are finding ingenious ways around Apple’s screen time controls

Children are confounding their parents by finding ingenious away around Apple’s screen time controls. The British press picked up on an  r/apple Reddit discussion, which features bemused parents sharing stories about how their ...

Little girl’s alarming Google search horrifies parents

A shocked mum has reached out for help after discovering her daughter had Googled ‘naked people’, ‘naked people kissing’ and ‘real life naked people.’ She wrote on the Stay at Home Mum (SAHM) ...

State data to be used to limit child gamers in China

Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, amid a crackdown on gaming addiction in the country. From mid-September it will introduce a real-name registration system for its Honour of ...

Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance

Parents who possess the courage to separate their young children from their smartphones may be helping their children’s brainpower, a new study suggests. Children who use smartphones and other devices in their free time for less ...

A new study finds that cutting your time on social media to 30 minutes a day reduces your risk of depression and loneliness

A new study by researches at the University of Pennsylvania found that limiting one’s social media usage to 30 minutes per day can lead to significant improvement’s in well-being. Specifically, less time scrolling through photos of ...

Blue light from phones and tablets can speed up blindness, study finds

Blue light from your smartphones and laptops can accelerate blindness, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Toledo say long periods of time exposed to blue light, the kind phones, tablets and televisions ...

Blue light from mobile phones and computers can cause irreversible damage to eyes: Scientific Reports study

Blue light from devices such as smartphones and computers can cause irreversible damage to the eyes, a study in the United States has found. The study, which was published in July by researchers from the University of Toledo (UT) in ...

Reports link kids screen time to increased risk of cancer and short-sightedness

Two new reports have linked children’s screen time to an increased risk of developing cancer and short-sightedness. A report from the World Cancer Research Fund finds that greater screen time is a “convincing cause” of weight ...

Heavy screen time appears to impact children’s brains: Study

Researchers have found “different patterns” in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study. The first wave of information from the ...

Limiting children’s screen time linked to better cognition

Limiting children’s recreational screen use has been linked with improved cognition. Children aged eight to 11 who used screens for fun for less than two hours a day performed better in tests of mental ability, a study found. ...