Media devices in pre-school children: the recommendations of the Italian pediatric society

Elena Bozzola, Giulia Spina, Margherita Ruggiero, Luigi Memo, Rino Agostiniani, Mauro Bozzola, Giovanni Corsello, Alberto Villani

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Young children are too often exposed to mobile devices (MD) and most of them had their own device. The adverse effects of a early and prolonged exposure to digital technology on pre-school children has been described by several studies. Aim of the study is to analyze the consequences of MD exposure in pre-school children.

METHODS: We analyzed the documented effects of media exposure on children's mental and physical health.

RESULTS: According to recent studies, MD may interfere with learning, children development, well being, sleep, sight, listening, caregiver-child relationship.

DISCUSSION: Pediatricians should be aware of both the beneficial and side effects of MD and give advice to the families, according to children's age.

CONCLUSION: In according to literature, the Italian Pediatric Society suggest that the media device exposure in childhood should be modulated by supervisors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2018

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Equipment and Supplies
Child Development
Caregivers
Mental Health
Sleep
Learning
Technology

Keywords

  • Child Development/physiology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Computers, Handheld/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Mass Media/statistics & numerical data
  • Pediatrics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Societies, Medical
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Television/statistics & numerical data
  • Time Factors

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Media devices in pre-school children : the recommendations of the Italian pediatric society. / Bozzola, Elena; Spina, Giulia; Ruggiero, Margherita; Memo, Luigi; Agostiniani, Rino; Bozzola, Mauro; Corsello, Giovanni; Villani, Alberto.

In: Italian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 44, No. 1, 14.06.2018, p. 69.

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Bozzola, Elena ; Spina, Giulia ; Ruggiero, Margherita ; Memo, Luigi ; Agostiniani, Rino ; Bozzola, Mauro ; Corsello, Giovanni ; Villani, Alberto. / Media devices in pre-school children : the recommendations of the Italian pediatric society. In: Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2018 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 69.
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