The Department of Health Abu Dhabi, DoH, the regulator of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, has recommended for parents to limit their children’s gaming hours. The authority urged to reduce the gaming hours to up to two hours per day under the supervision and provide the gaming content is interactive and educational.
The study says that the overexposure to screens may harm the child’s physical and mental development. American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP, pointed that children under the age of two should not have any screen time and the addiction may lead to mental, health and eye problems in the future.
According to the Global School-based Student Health Survey, 2015 says that 56 per cent of school students aged 13 to 15, spend more than three hours a day playing video games or watching television. The children who are addicted to video games are suffering from eye strain and are more prone to stress which directly impacts their organs.