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Is screen time impacting children's physical and mental health?

with Dr Aric Sigman

"...We know that addictions can develop more easily if children are young and that screen habits tend to be established early, they're embedded and can last a lifetime..."

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Aric Sigman to explore this important topic - Is screen time impacting children's physical and mental health? During this episode, Dr Sigman will be sharing his valuable knowledge and insights - as well as answering the following questions:

Is screen time impacting children's physical and mental health?
What age and gender range is most affected?
What is the recommended amount of time children/ teenagers should spend online?
How does screen time impact children’s physical and mental health
Can screen time impact children’s development?
How can we manage children’s screen time?
Screen time can be spent in different ways - is one better than another?
How can we help children thrive?

About Dr Aric Sigman:
Dr Sigman is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Medicine, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Scientist. His first degree was in Psychology which he followed with a Masters in The Neurophysiological Basis of Behaviour, before doing a Ph.D. in the field of the role of attention in autonomic nervous system self-regulation.

Today Aric delivers PSHE talks to children, parents and staff at schools, as well as lectures to medical schools, NHS doctors and conferences. He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood and publishes peer-reviewed medical papers on health and development subjects. To date he has authored five books on PSHE-related topics including Getting Physical which won The Times Educational Supplement's Information Book Award. He is also on the editorial advisory board for the Human Givens Journal.


Helpful Resources >

Children's mental health training:

How to help children thrive
How to help young people who self harm
How to support teenagers through the stress of starting university life
How to reduce anxiety in students and young people
How to create healing stories for distressed children


Further Resources:

Dr Aric Sigman
Children's mental health
Troubled young minds
Meeting your 9 emotional needs - human givens
FREE human givens ebook



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