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.

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