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Study shows greater screen time in children linked to development delay – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Exposing young children to prolonged screen time can affect their ability to learn communication and problem-solving skills, new study suggests.According to the study, published in JAMA paediatrics recently, researchers from Japan’s Tohoku University asked the mothers of 7,097 children aged 1 years about their child’s daily screen time exposure.They found that 49% of the children had less than 1 hour exposure, 30% had 1 to less than 2 hours, 18% had 2 to less than 4 hours, and 4% had 4 or more hours of screen time daily. Next, the researchers asked the mothers questions to assess the child’s development at age 2 and 4 years respectively. For example, they asked how often the child babbled, vocalised, and understood to assess her or his communication skill. To assess gross mot...