Screen Time Annotated Bibliography

736 Words3 Pages
Lydia Delaney’s Topic Question, Thesis, and Annotated Bibliography Question: How does excessive screen time affect children and adolescents? Thesis: Parents and childcare takers need to severely limit screen time of children and supplement this time with outdoor play time because excessive screen time will negatively affect children’s sleep, physical health, and mental health. Annotated Bibliography Hale, Lauren, and Standford Guan. “Screen Time and Sleep among School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Literature Review.” Sleep Medicine Reviews, vol. 21, 2015, pp. 50–58. Science Direct, Dr. Lauren Hale and Standford Guan conduct research at Stony Brook University. Their article zeroes in on the effect of screen time on sleep among children and adolescents. Specifically, the article focuses on the negative effects of having…show more content…
Lauren Hale, professor in the department of family, population, and preventative health at Stony Brook University, collaborated with her team at Stony Brook University to study the effects of screen time in children. This study focused on exploring the differences between passive and interactive screen time. However, the study showed no significant differences between the effects of interactive versus passive screen time. Thus, the article concludes that all forms of screen time should be limited. This article will be helpful in supporting the thesis, because it denies one of the common fallacies that screen time can be categorized into positive and negative types of screen time, arguing instead that all forms of screen time should be limited and treated with caution. Martin, Karen. "Electronic overload: The impact of excessive screen use on child and adolescent health and wellbeing." Perth, Western Australia: Department of Sport and Recreation (2011),
Open Document