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ABC to Air Prime Time Special on Effects of Screen Time, Social Media and Digital Technology

Posted on | May 1, 2019 | No Comments

effects of screen time on children

Parents looking for some extra advice on how to control their child’s screen time or ideas on how to help their teenager navigate the social media landscape will be especially interested in a new ABC television event titled “ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting” that will air on May 3, 2019.  The television special will detail the impacts of screen time, social media and technology on children and families across America.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming ABC special:

  • Diane Sawyer and the team received messages from parents including a mom from the Midwest who said she felt so disconnected from her kids who were always on screens.
  • The show will provide examples of potential impact on babies and toddlers when parents are on their screens for only two minutes.
  • The report shows how job candidates who are distracted by their phones and how this behavior creates distrust in hiring managers.
  • There will a segment in games like Fortnite and Overwatch and impact on children.
  • A segment on the hidden psychological toll from this selfie habit.
  • A special interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Learn more about the ABC special by visiting ‘ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting’ Airs Friday, May 3 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.


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