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      There is little evidence screen use for children is harmful in itself, guidance from leading paediatricians says.

      Parents should worry less as long as they have gone through a checklist on the effect of screen time on their child, it says.

      While the guidance avoids setting screen time limits, it recommends not using them in the hour before bedtime.

      Experts say it is important that the use of devices does not replace sleep, exercising and time with family.

      It was informed by a review of evidence published at the same time in the BMJ Open medical journal, and follows a debate around whether youngsters should have time on devices restricted.

      Meanwhile, a separate study has found that girls are twice as likely to show signs of depressive symptoms linked to social media use at age 14 compared with boys.

      Read more here – BBC

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