Smartphones and tablets: Small size, big problems

Research show when children watch too much tv, they have a higher risk of becoming over weight. Although, more and more screen time is coming from other devices, like tablets and smartphones, and the impact of these devices has not been researched as much. a study showed researchers found that children who reported spending more time on screen devices and watching television engaged in behaviour that can lead to obesity

Dr. Erica L. Kenney and Dr. Steven L. both studied data from the 2013 and 2015 waves of the Youth Risk behaviour Surveillance System, which included 24,800 adolescents in grades 9-12. The survey gathered data on the following: hours spent on screen devices and watching television, hours of sleep on an average school night, number of sugar sweetened beverages consumed in the previous 7 days, and frequency of physical activity for the past 7 days.

The researchers found that almost 20% of U.S. adolescents spent more than 5 hours a day on smartphones, tablets, computers, and video games compared with only 8% watching more than 5 hours a day of television, but is that you can make way more with the phones and tablets now a days you can even use them for betting at different sites and apps, and some offer 10bet bonus code for joining. Although this study cannot conclude definitively that using screen devices is causing higher rates of obesity, the findings are cause for concern. According to Dr. Kenney, “This study would suggest that limiting children’s and adolescents’ engagement with other screen devices may be as important for health as limiting television time.” Until more research is done, clinicians may want to encourage families to set limits for both television and other screen devices.