Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Stacie Smith

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the positive and negative effects of technological screen use by children ages zero to eighteen. The literature reviewed for this research covered the following topics; screen time effects on children ages zero to five years, screen time effects on children ages six to twelve years, screen time effects on children ages thirteen to eighteen years, type of technology type, progression of technology, and purpose of technology. Most of the literature examined for this research involved the comparison of positive and negative effects of screen use over various time frames. No conclusions were drawn in determination whether screen time use is detrimental or beneficial to the child. Conclusions were drawn for recommendations for parents and caregivers of pediatrics in regard to screen time use.

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