With the rise in screen time usage setting time limits is a challenge - expert

There is a lot of varying information out there about how much time we should spend on our devices and gadgets. How much screen time is the right amount?

With so many of us using devices at work and at home, limits are a challenge.

According to Alan Goldberg, director of education at Digicape, screen time does not necessarily only mean entertainment but also includes word processing.

In the past six years of Goldberg says he has read all his fiction and non-fiction books on his tablet.

For many, most interaction with your work and the outside world happens via the screen, he says.

Apple has introduced a product called 'screen time' which records the amount of time you spend on an application and also the amount of time you might have spend on social media, entertainment and productivity.

Alan Goldberg, Director of education - Digicape

From a family perspective, you can take a family sharing account and you can set up limits for the kids. When the time is up, you will then no longer be able to go on that specific app.

Alan Goldberg, Director of education - Digicape

Experts believe that it is not possible to give a standardised number of hours that we should be spending on our screen. Because of a lot of us use these tools for work, setting limits can prove difficult.

Click below to listen to the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
 Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Agri SA’s Nicol Jansen, explains how SA's agricultural industry could benefit if more farms were allowed to go off the Eskom grid.

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.

Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in

Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in

Gift of the Givers continues to rescue desperate people of Mozambique who were clinging to trees after cyclone Idai hit the country.

Government allocates R967 million to settle students historic debt

Government allocates R967 million to settle students historic debt

Minister Naledi Pandor says the money is specifically for those students who were funded under the previous NSFAS scheme.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

Excessive screen time could affect your children's health

Excessive screen time could affect your children's health

OT specialist recommends that children have zero screen time play during the week and engage more in physical activities.

Popular articles
SA Special Olympics team bring home 59 medals

SA Special Olympics team bring home 59 medals

The team has scooped fifty-nine medals - 35 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze.

 Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Agri SA’s Nicol Jansen, explains how SA's agricultural industry could benefit if more farms were allowed to go off the Eskom grid.

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

Independent consultant at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Professor Barney Pityana blames political leadership for the moral decay.

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

SA only nation capable of hosting Afcon 2019, says sports pundit

SA only nation capable of hosting Afcon 2019, says sports pundit

Safa will make a bid to host Afcon next year after Cameroon was stripped of its hosting rights over security concerns and other delays.