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  • Jenny Bater-Sinclair - Company Director

Too much screen time symptoms and their effects

Updated: Aug 8, 2022


Too much screen time symptoms, recommended screen time for teenager, average screen time for adults

We're going to cover all your questions; What's the effects of too much screen time symptoms? What's the the recommended screen time for teenager? What's the average screen time for adults? We'll answer all those and more here in this blog. We'll give you our version of some solutions and ideas to limit certain types of screen time, stop procrastinating and in turn, get active. This is not a point-the-finger-and-judge article, it's simply a resource of facts, stats and ideas to help you make your own decisions on screen time. We all lead very different lives, it would be unfair of anyone to tell you what's right and wrong, so we certainly won't be.


We are going to answer some of the following popular questions about screen time too, based on research, statistics and speaking to real people, our members, and give you our take on them:

  • What's the recommended screen time for children?

  • What to look out for the regarding too much screen time symptoms?

  • What are the negative effects of screen time adults suffer?

  • What are the 10 reasons why screen time is bad?

  • What are the positive effects of screen time?

  • What's the recommended screen time for teenager?

  • What is screen time on iPhone?

  • What is the average screen time for adults statistically?

  • What are the effects of too much screen time for adults?

  • What's the recommended screen time for 13 year old? Or other ages?

  • What's the best apps to limit screen time iOS?

Not only will we answer your questions, we'll give you helpful guidance on ways to stay focused, guides on how to check screen time on iOS and even limit it, and recommend books, gurus and other external sources of help we've found.


We are of course a street dance school, so this blog post wouldn't be a true Hip Hop Pop post without some dancing! We've created a new online concept video especially for the subject and we've suitably named it 'Screen Time'. You can find more information on the video and the video itself at the bottom of this blog post.


What sparked the idea for this post about 'Screen Time"?


The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown had placed enormous focus on how we use our smart devices. The heaviest shift in reasons for use include education, staying in touch with loved ones and using them as a 'supposed' remedy to boredom.

As a dance company we've noticed a real divide in motivation for using our live-streamed-services compared to pre-lockdown in-studio sessions and a big shift-up in parents concern for their children's mental wellbeing

These noticeable changes drew us to look at the subject of screen time and associated motivation and mental health in greater detail, we are sharing our finding with you in this post.


What is Screen Time?

What is screen time too much screen time symptoms, recommended screen time for teenager, average screen time for adults

Screen time is the time spent using devices with display screens, such as smart phones, computers, TV and video game consoles. Any time your attention is placed on such devices you're clocking up screen time.


Studies show how screen time can directly impact children's development, physical and mental health. These effects are proven to directly correlate to the content, context and length of exposure on these devices. We're also going to look at the effects of too much screen time for adults. However, screen time can be utilised for positive rewards too, contrary to popular opinion, there are positive effects of screen time for children, and positive effects of screen time for adults too. There are many conflicting opinions all over the net, here's our take on it all, let's look at both sides of that coin:


First let's look at our why screen time is perceived to be bad, including the negative effects of screen time adults and kids should consider


Top 10 reasons why screen time is bad: