Have just read a fascinating study on the effect the 'screen' age is having on children.
Screen time in young children is providing what psychologists are calling 'instant reward'. A reward without any effort or real learning. It prevents the development of perseverance, of initiative, and problem solving skills in the real world.
"If the neural pathways that control social
and imaginative responses aren't developed in early childhood, it's
difficult to revive them later. A whole generation could grow up without
the mental ability to create their own fun, devise their own games and
enjoy real friendships - all because of endless screen-time."