Parents should limit or entirely ban the time their children spend watching screens, as it negatively affects their health. While it's still too early to tell the long-term effects of too much tablet, computer or smartphone screen time, excessive TV-watching can lead to long-term ills ranging from obesity to attention disorders. Christopher Mims notes in the Wall Street Journal significant positive behaviorial changes in children the less they watch their screens.
New research shows that more screen time will not damage children's health. As screen technology is increasingly becoming part of everyone's daily life, children should not be discouraged from engaging with it. As reported in Science Daily, researchers found only a small association between excessive screen time and higher levels of delinquency and depression in teens. Therefore, there's no reason to set strict limits on children's screen time.