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Today’s school children use a range of modern technologies in many areas of their lives. Several factors contribute to the increasing prevalence of excessive screen-time among young people.
This publication, from members of HBSC Slovakia, used data obtained in the pilot study for the 2013/14 international survey. They explored the association between excessive time spent on screen-based activities and family-related factors, such as the availability of a TV or a PC in the bedroom, parental rules and activities spent together with parents.
Parental rules limiting time spent on screen-based activities were associated with a lower probability of excessive screen-time, while parental rules restricting the content of TV programmes or computer work were found not to show an association.
The home environment and parental action were found to partly influence the behaviour of their children, including how they spend their leisure time together.
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