Screens rob valuable active time

Families should unplug and get active where possible during school holidays, a child psychologist says.

Families should unplug and get active where possible during school holidays, a child psychologist says.

The past decade of fast-track technology has changed the way we live, with the repercussions ­having a much greater impact among children than anyone could have predicted. 

The Easter holidays is the perfect opportunity to take the time to “unplug” children and reconnect as a family, say experts.

Australia’s Physical Activity Recommendations suggest child­ren aged 5-18 accumulate no more than two hours of screen time per day and children under two do not spend any time ­viewing TV or other electronic media.

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