The Impacts Of Technology On Children
As a parent, it can be a challenge to reduce your child’s screen time. Large amounts of your day can be spent keeping your kids safe and healthy and in today’s digital age. With new types of risks are proving hard to escape, including the exposure of blue light from our devices.
The sheer amount of time being spent on digital devices means that our eyes are overexposed to blue light.
As blue light enters our eyes, it penetrates as far as the retina, which is especially damaging for kids. Until their teens, children’s eyes are not fully developed, making them more susceptible to the harmful effects of blue light. With lower macular pigment, (a natural blue light filter), and larger pupils than adults, more light enters children’s eyes. So, what does this overexposure of blue light mean?
Besides being the cause of tired and irritated eyes, blue light can suppress the release of melatonin. If your children appear distracted and lacking in energy, blue light could be the reason why!
How to reduce the impacts of technology and blue light on children?
Limit their screen time: as schools are using digital devices in the classroom, limiting the time spent on devices is a good first step.
Keeping a safe distance from screens: depending on the device, ensure keeping a safe distance between their eyes and their screens is a good idea. Reducing the brightness will also help as well.
No screens before bed: setting a digital curfew before bedtime can significantly improve their sleeping routine, leading up to a good night’s rest.
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