The holidays are here with us and for parents, school going children are back and will be around for over two months. As much as many want to keep them occupied, most parents are busy during these seasons with work and the children spend their time flipping TV channels, chatting with their friends or just surfing the internet.

To a large extent, your child will be getting too much screen time during this period. Screen time basically refers to how long one spends their day using devices with screens, like TVs, video consoles, smartphones and tablets.

The amount of time your child or teen spends on gadgets may seem harmless but research shows it has several disadvantages to its name. Some of the negative effects that you should consider in a bid to reduce your child’s screen time include:

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