when pediatricians make the link with screens

The Ifop barometer indicates that parents have not yet fully integrated the effects of their own use of screens on family relationships. 418210910/muse studio – stock.adobe.com

DECRYPTION – Nine out of ten doctors mention an impact of digital technology on 0-6 year olds in the Ifop barometer of the Children’s Foundation.

Nine out of ten doctors spontaneously make the link between the use of screens and developmental difficulties in young children. This is the finding of the first Ifop barometer (1) on the perception of the impact of digital technology on 0-6 year oldsmade for the Children’s Foundation. 403 general practitioners and pediatricians were surveyed in parallel with a representative sample of 603 parents in order to compare their impressions.

Health professionals who make this link attribute these difficulties to excessive exposure time (85%) but also to viewing inappropriate content (90%). Among the disorders cited, they primarily mention behavioral problems (anger, irritability, aggressiveness, etc.) and sleep problems (84%). Mood and attention disorders are then mentioned by three quarters of them. Finally, they believe that the excessive use of screens leads to problems with sociability, overweight, language and mastery of vocabulary and has an impact…

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