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.