Researchers say World Health Organisation’s warnings over ‘gaming disorder’ are premature and say other factors affect child wellbeing

There is no strong evidence to support fears that screen time is inherently bad for children, experts have warned, adding that the recognition of so-called gaming disorder by the World Health Organisation is premature.

Time spent using devices ranging from computers to smartphones and televisions has been the subject of debate after the UK’s culture secretary Matt Hancock called for parents to set boundaries for their children on the use of tech.

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