Child use of electronics in Delaware

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Use of electronics is time spent on weekdays in front of a TV, computer, cellphone, or other electronic device watching programs, playing games, accessing the internet, or using social media, excluding schoolwork. Overuse of electronics can have negative effects on a child’s well-being, such as behavioral problems and undernourishment. Current knowledge about child use of electronics understands it can be dangerous and threatens children’s psycho-social well-being. Risk factors for child use of electronics are ADHD-related behaviors and lower socio-emotional functioning. A child can experience strain, fatigue, and headaches based on excessive use of electronics.
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Definitions: Number of hours children spend on most weekdays in front of a TV, computer, cellphone, or other electronic device watching programs, playing games, accessing the internet, or using social media, not including schoolwork, two-year average

Data Source: Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children's Health

Footnotes: Data last updated: 12/2022