Relatively little is known about electronic screen use among children. The amount of time children spend using screens and engaging in different screen activities was examined via an online survey. This found that almost 50% of children exceeded pediatric recommendations for "safe screen use". Multivariate statistics revealed no differences in screen use, screen use activities and positive mental wellbeing according to Sex and Age. A Path Analysis showed social networking was the strongest predictor (in a negative direction) of positive mental wellbeing. This was followed with a series of focus groups to develop a comprehensive picture of children's social networking.
|Award date||28 Nov 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - Nov 2017|