Child’s brain ‘is harmed by more than 2hrs a day screen time’

Study said that in order to improve your child’s brain power. You must limit them to 2 hours of mobile, TV & tablet time.

According to the scientists that if you will let your children spend more than two hours per day on watching TV or on their mobile phones can damage their brain power. Watching TV programmes, surfin on the internet, too much time in playing computer games can lead to a poor brain development, according to the scientists. Dr Jeremy, Walsh, CHEO Research Institute, Ottawa has led this study & according to him  that it is very important that children get the proper activity balance.

“Behaviours and day-to-day activities contribute to brain and cognitive development in children and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep might independently and collectively affect cognition. We found that more than two hours of recreational screen time in children was associated with poorer cognitive development.”- Dr Jeremy Walsh said. Children must have 9-11 hours of sleep & one hour of physical activity and must have a limited screen- time but only one in 20 children has met this daily guidelines.

Dr Eduardo Esteban Bustamante said: “Each minute spent on screens necessarily displaces a minute from sleep or cognitively challenging activities. In the case of evening screen use, this displacement may also be compounded by impairment of sleep quality.” Dr Eduardo Esteban Bustamante is from the University of Illinois, USA. Dr Bustamante also added: The strong associations between global cognition and meeting the recreational screen time recommendation found by Walsh and colleagues potentially reflect the interruption of the stress-recovery cycle necessary for growth in children who do not meet this recommendation.