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Too much screen-time? | See wha iPads can do to your kids

Electronic gadgets have become an integral part of our lives for both work and play. Our children have been exposed to various technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, very early. According to experts, using tablets for a long time each day might negatively affect a child's development.

More than seven and a half hours of entertainment media are consumed by children between the ages of 8 and 18, according to a survey by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in 2010. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should restrict their children's access to electronic media. But it's not only kids who overuse screens; adults can, too.

Below are 5 negative effects of too many gadgets from Verywell Family, an award-winning resource for trustworthy, caring, and up-to-date information on pregnancy and parenting issues that are most important to you.

Behaviour problems- Moreover, two hours of TV or computer usage a day increases a child's risk of developing emotional, social, and attention difficulties.
Educational problems: Children who use TVs in their beds do lower on academic tests in elementary school.

Obesity - Risk factors for obesity include spending too much time sitting, such as watching TV or playing video games.

Sleep problems - Many parents turn to television to help their children settle down before bed, but this might backfire. Computer displays disrupt the brain's circadian rhythms, which may cause sleeplessness.

Violence - When youngsters are exposed to violent television, movies, music, and video games regularly, they might develop a tolerance for it. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, kids may resort to violence in the future to resolve conflicts or copy violence they witness on television.