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Green beats screens for kids’ wellbeing

Saturday, 5 September 2020

A University of Adelaide review of 186 studies from around the world has found “green time” is far better for children and adolescents mental health and academic achievement than screen time. 

Screen time – time spent watching TV, computers or playing video games - is generally associated with poor psychological outcomes for children and adolescents including increased levels of mental illness, poorer cognitive functioning and poorer academic achievement.

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Note to media: Print media may run the story on Saturday 5 September.

Media Contacts: 

Tassia Oswald, PhD candidate, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61(0)400 301 393, Email: tassia.oswald@adelaide.edu.au

Elisa Black, Manager – News and Media, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)466 460 959, Email: elisa.black@adelaide.edu.au