Tv Watching: Do your kids watch TV for hours? Parents also be alert

After coming from school, children come and sit on TV and watch cartoons. They make maram to watch toys on TV while eating. Due to this corona  Children are glued to TV for long hours instead of going outside. Due to the situation of not being able to go out, they have lost the habit of watching TV and smart phones. But scientists warn that children who watch too much TV will experience unexpected changes in their behavior when they grow up.

Children who watch more than two hours of TV a day are more likely to become addicted to drugs, gambling, cigarettes, and alcohol when they grow up. A study revealed that children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were glued to screens for long periods of time were 29 percent more likely to develop gambling habits in adulthood. Children in this category are also 20 percent more likely to become addicted to smoking. New Zealand researchers investigate changes in children who spend too much TV screen time. If the screen time is too much, there is a risk of getting addicted to harmful addictions. Scientists have explained that those with low levels of the naturally occurring happy hormone in the body are at a higher risk of addiction in those suffering from anxiety disorders.

A special study has revealed that children’s screen time has rocketed post-Covid. According to Ofcom statistics, teenagers and under-35s watched an average of four hours of TV a day in 2020. Watched YouTube videos for another hour. The UK government recommends that children under 5 have less than an hour of screen time a day. Some health experts recommend limiting daily screen time to 2 hours for ages 5 to 17.

How was the study done?

International Journal of Mental Health and A study published by Edition examined the health data of 1,000 children between 1972 and 1973. They have been asking about their TV screen time for almost 15 years. The researchers found that 612 of the 1,000 participants watched more than the daily recommended two hours of TV. 37 percent of them have alcohol addiction  Turned out to be suffering. While another 36 percent of people are using tobacco more, 18 percent have become drug addicts of marijuana. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed.

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