US Children Spend 9 Hours a Day on Computers and Cell Phones that Are Harming Their Brains
New scientific evidence shows that Big Tech is harming children who use screens on tablets, cell phones or computers for more than seven hours per day are developing different brain structures. The cortex of the brain, the outer layer that is used for organizing and planning, develops a premature thinning from prolonged exposure to screens. Neuroplasticity allows molding and shaping of the brain when exposed to certain environments for more than three hours a day, and the average American child spends nine hours a day interacting with screens. The brain grows new neural pathways and circuitry to adapt to the cyber world. The result is an increase in anxiety and depression and children as young as two years old are developing depression.