Let your children interrupt the use of electronic devices every two hours
In the UK, public health experts have made some suggestions to make children’s relationship with electronic devices safer. One of these is to keep the electronic devices away from the dining table in the evening and to ensure that they are not used at bedtime.
According to the experts, it is also necessary to interrupt the screen activity every two hours.
The report, which contains the comments of experts on public health in the UK , on “Screen-related activities and the psychosocial health of children and young people” was published today.
The report emphasized that technology companies should make more efforts for the safety of children.
Other recommendations for families are as follows;
– Electronic devices should not be on the table while eating, and this important period for the development of children should be considered as time for family chat.
-The devices should not get into the bedroom
-The parents should talk to their children about being safe on the Internet and not being exposed to virtual threats and should tell them what they can do if they have concerns about it.
-Phone should not be used during crossing or other activities that require full attention
-Children should interrupt the use of the phone or tablet after 2 hours of display time, get up and move
– Parents should pay attention to the use of the device and pay enough attention to the children.
‘Social media companies should develop algorithms that highlight positive content’
The report stated that there was no clear and direct connection between the use of electronic devices and mental health problems.
It has been emphasized that the exposure of young people to eating images such as anorexia, which elevate their eating disorders, to suicide and self-injurious actions can be quite harmful.
Social media companies were also advised to develop algorithms that highlight positive content.
In England, a young girl named Molly Russell had recently committed suicide and was exposed to suicidal and self-injurious harmful substances. Father Russell, for Instagram “My daughter has helped die,” he said.
Professor Sally Davies, head of the Public Health Unit, said that he found the incident tragic and that some children were subjected to inappropriate content.
However, Davies said there is no clear link between screen activity and mental health problems, and should be cautious until the results of this research are concluded.
According to Davies, there is a need for new rules regulating the activities of technology companies in the UK. In particular, applications that lead to collecting a large number of likes of the kind that create screen addiction, or rewarding events such as photo sharing, need to be considered.