Too much 'screen time' for children is causing long-term health problems, warn experts

Young children are being overexposed to screens at an early age which could to health problems in later life, experts have warned.

Children are watching too much TV, a report has found Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

By the age of seven, a child born today will have spent a full year glued to screens, according to leading health psychologist Dr Aric Sigman.

The average 10-year-old has at least five screens readily available to them at home, and over the course of childhood youngsters spend more time watching TV than they spend in school, he said.

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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.