Extra time online may be problem
Parents who reward their children’s good behaviour with extra screen time can expect them to spend even more time online, warns new research.
It’s a well-used modern day parenting hack, but a study suggests rewarding your child with extra time on their ipad for good behaviour means they spend more time on smartphones, tablets, computers or in front of the TV than kids who don’t.
Scientists said it’s similar to using sugary treats as rewards. The study was published in the journal BMC Obesity.