Children under three should not watch screens, a leading psychologist says.

November 23, 2012

Baby & Dad watching TV

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Today the BBC reports a warning from Dr Aric Sigman that screens “may produce” an increased level of dopamine in children’s brains.

He suggests this could lead to a dependency on screen media when they are older.

There are calls for more research to be carried out as there is currently no conclusive evidence on the effects of screen media on young children’s brains.
There is also growing concern around the world that very young children should not watch any screens at all. read more


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