Too much screen time?
We can change our children’s mental well-being
As children and adolescents spend more and more of their leisure time with screens, including smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and televisions, concerns grow about the effect screen time has on their psychological well-being.
The concept of psychological well-being is based on the idea that a person has emotional stability, positive interpersonal relationships, self-control and a general indication of successful progress through life. Most mental health problems develop by adolescence, many of which are caused by factors that cannot be influenced by intervention, for example genetics or poverty.
It is imperative that the causes, which can be affected by intervention, be identified and influenced which helps reduce or prevent the development of mental health issues.
For example, how children and adolescents spend their leisure time is strongly amenable to change. Parents can control how much time their children spend online by using Internet Parental Controls such as ikydz. Schools have been using internet safety controls to protect kids for years, it is time parents do the same.