Keep phones away from bedtime to aid children’s mental health, parents advised

Cyber-bullying and lack of sleep have a bigger impact on children’s mental health than social media use, a study has found.

UK researchers found a significant link between children who checked their social media accounts more than three times a day and later feelings of psychological distress.

But they believe this is not directly as a result of social media use, but due to being exposed to cyber-bullying, not sleeping enough and screen use eating into time that could otherwise be spent exercising.

One solution could be for parents to insist…
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