A series in the NY Times documents how today’s teenagers spend so much time on their “digital lives” that there are concerns that their brains will be rewired in ways that prevent attention and concentration.
Beyond that, extended screen time comes at the expense of exercise:
Sean, a senior, concedes that video games take a physical toll: “I haven’t done exercise since my sophomore year. But that doesn’t seem like a big deal. I still look the same.”
Some experts have recommended that kids (of all ages!) “earn” their screen time by first engaging in physical activity.