Study: 52 Percent Increase In Youth Screen Time During Pandemic

Recent findings mirror results found in U.S. studies
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At a glance

  • Around the world, the average screen time of youths 18 and younger increased by 84 minutes each day during the pandemic.
  • These results were similar to those found in U.S. studies.
  • Experts expressed concern over the negative effects increased screen time can have on eye health and the degree to which it can contribute to low physical activity.

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