Is screen use really bad for kids? 專家稱無需過度擔憂看屏幕對兒童的危害



Is screen use really bad for kids? 專家稱無需過度擔憂看屏幕對兒童的危害


有關 「technology and health 科技和健康」 的詞彙


When should parents not allow screen use by children?


Young people today grow up surrounded by digital entertainment and information on multiple screens, whether via computer, smartphone or television.


In its guidance to parents, the Royal College says the popular view that time in front of a screen is toxic to health has essentially no evidence to support it.


Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Many things are harmful to us. Crossing the road is harmful. Even reading, which we think of as a really important thing, actually is a bit of a sedentary occupation that can keep you up at night. So we think that there’s a balance to be struck. There are harms from screens. But actually, screens bring us great opportunities and we have to balance those.

羅素‧瓦伊納教授 英國皇家兒科和兒童健康學院院長

The guidance says parents with healthy, active children should not worry greatly about computer and smartphone use, although it recommends no screens for an hour before bed, in part because the light can slow the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.


The Royal College says families should negotiate screen time limits with their children, based on individual needs and how much they impact on sleep, physical and social activities.



digital entertainment 數字娛樂

toxic (對健康)有害的

sedentary occupation 久坐的職業、活動

keep you up at night 讓你夜不能寐

screen time limits 看屏幕的時間限制


University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan – a colour between green and blue – keep people awake. The researchers want to produce devices for computer screens that allow users to control cyan levels.



The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s recommendation is that parents don’t allow the use of screens for an hour before children’s bedtime.llow the use of screens for an hour before children’s bedtime.