4 Apr 2024

NZ Youngsters on screens more than most around the world

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 4 April 2024

New Zealanders love their screens - WE love our screens, particularly younger New Zealanders.

Compared with other countries our classrooms have some of the highest rates of device use in the world

And while technology does have some benefits to learning, there is mounting evidence that too much screen time is doing more harm than good.

A study published this week in the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy highlights the risk of harm for youth.

It was led by Auckland University of Technology student and pediatric physiotherapist Julie Cullen. She speaks to Jesse.

Mother and her daughter using video chat on tablet at home. Space for text

Photo: 123RF

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