Managing screen time on your mobile device

Raleigh County

 How many hours a day do you think you spend on your phone?

Apple and Google both have apps that track and help you manage your screen time. They allow you to set time limits for certain apps, schedule downtime away from your screen and many other features.

People are on their phones more than ever before, but there is a way to better control how much time you are looking at your phone. Millennials like, Joseph Rush, said the best way to get away from screen time is to pick up a new hobby. 

“Go to the gym, go to the park, go read a book, take interest in things other than social media and attention,” Rush said.

 According to a study in The Lancet, children between the ages of 8 and 11 who spend more than two hours a day looking at screens were associated with lower cognitive functions. That is compared to children who engaged in less screen time. 

Click on the links to find out more information on how to manage your screen time for iPhone and for Google.

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