95 percent consider increased screen time affects physical health of their children
(KashmirScroll)—A survey conducted on increase in screen time for children during Covid times and it’s effects has found that around 63 percent parents consider that their children are addicted to phone while as 95 percent parents consider that increased time on screen time affects physical health of their children.
The first such kind of survey conducted by Department of Community Medicine Government Medical College Srinagar published in first issue of Journal of Integrative Medicine and Public Health (JIMPH).
An official part of the survey said that children born today see a totally changed world, where they experienced and are exposed to technology along with dependencies and needs on Internet and technology in the form of educational help, recreational, or even entertainment. There are many ways and many reasons a child is open to the digital screen.” This kind of Community predisposition to digital screen has recently Government increased with lockdown all over the world, e. Srinagar, leading to many complications in different spheres of health such as mental, physical, social, and others.
“The study data were collected using an online. questionnaire through Google Forms. The questionnaire was developed by the researcher and pretested in a pilot study on 20 parents having children who were using the electronic screen for online classes, homework, or recreational activities, and necessary changes in language, style, and responses were done following the pre-test.” He said.
“The maximum numbers of children belonged to the age group of 6-10 years and mostly were males: (56.1%). Phone (68.7%) was the most commonly used device: 54.4% children did not owe an electronic device.” He said.
“Approximately 62.9% parents consider their children addicted to the phone besides that approximately 94.5% parents consider that increased screen-time affected the physical health of the children, 94.1% parents consider that the increased screen time affected the mental health of children. 61.6% parents considered that the increased screen-time decreased the academic ability of children.” He added.
“Increased screen-time in the children was associated with perception of parents regarding child addicted to the electronic device, increased screen-time affecting the physical health and children who owes an electronic device and the mean screen-time among the children was 4.93 h.” He added further.