Issue 116 | Jan-Mar 2019

Health and Wellness: Screen Time in Kids – From Infancy to Adolescence

The amount of exposure to electronic devices that children have these days is a concern for many parents.

At this talk organised by NUS Alumni Relations on 21 September 2018, Dr Aishworiya Ramkumar (Medicine ’09) shared with attendees at Shaw Foundation Alumni House as well as Facebook viewers of the live streaming of the talk, the potential positive and negative effects of screen time in children. The audience also learned about strategies to mitigate the negative effects, and gained additional insights during the Q&A session.

Delay screen time as much as possible, till older.
Create no- screen zones.
Be positive screen time role models.
Review what your children watch.
No screen time 1.5 hours prior to bedtime.

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