Are you watching what they are watching? The impact of videos on your child's mental health

"Can we have some electronic time...." is probably the most common request directed at us from our children. The electronic time in question usually means watching videos on YouTube, Twitch, or Tik Tok or some other streaming site. The videos that they watch can vary from gameplay (YouTubers playing one or more titles whilst commentating on them), short videos made by other users, or even videos shared by their friends. This appears to be the new "in thing" as my kids never fail to remind me. Apparently, playing the games themselves is now less cool than watching other people play them! These videos can last from a few seconds to anything over an hour. Some videos can come in "series". Our little man once told us that he was watching video number 72 of 145 of a legend of Zelda walk-through!

Clearly, our children are sometimes spending astonishing amounts of time watching and consuming this content. What impact might it have on their mental health? How awa…

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