New Research Suggests Extended 'Screen Time' Does Not Breed Bad Behavior in Young Children | Geek Therapy |

Although researchers said that they did find a slight correlation between the two, they also found that other influences like "parenting styles" are more of a cause than regular long periods of screen time. The reason they continue to advise less screen time is because it cuts into other important activities like spending time playing with friends, doing homework, and spending time with parents and siblings.

"We found no effect with screen time for most of the behavioural and social problems that we looked at and only a very small effect indeed for conduct problems, such as fighting or bullying," said lead author Dr. Alison Parkes.