The use of mobile phones and tablets late at night becomes more prevalent for young children age under 14.
Mental health problems in children
There is a growing concern among families and minister of children that lack of sleep might be contributing towards increasing number of mental health problems towards young people and children. According to the Guardian News Paper “Lack of sleep has been linked to children’s use of mobile phones and tablets late into the night, MPs sitting on the joint inquiry by the Commons health and education committees were told at Wednesday’s hearing. Timpson said: “A big issue in schools now is around sleep deprivation. Childrenare not getting enough sleep and that causes problems concentrating.” Doctors have previously reported a dramatic increase in children with sleep disorders; NHS data shows hospital attendances in England for under-14s have risen from almost 3,000 in 2005-06 to more than 8,000 in 2015-16. ”