SCREEN TIMEWARNING

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New re­search from Spec­savers shows one in four Auck­land chil­dren spend the hours equiv­a­lent of a full time job per week star­ing at screens. The re­search found that 25 per cent of chil­dren from Auck­land are us­ing lap­tops, smart­phones, iPads as well as watch­ing TV for more than five hours each day. This is sig­nif­i­cantly higher than the time Welling­ton (11.6 per cent) and Can­ter­bury (10.5 per cent) chil­dren spend star­ing at screens. It warns that too much time spent in front of elec­tronic de­vices can have a life-long im­pact.

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