Experts call for limit on children's screen time

Limiting the amount of time children spend in front of a screen could have significant advantages for their health and wellbeing, a leading psychologist has said.

The population's vast use of games consoles, tablet computers, televisions, smart phones and laptops has been linked to obesity problems and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, he warned.

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Childhood 'screen time' warning

A new report has found that young children are being overexposed to screens at an early age which could to health problems in later life.