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The impact of technology on children's physical activity
The impact of technology on children's physical activity

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe how children interact with technology in a wide range of ways in today’s digital universe

  • discuss the relationship between screen time and low levels of physical activity in children

  • evaluate evidence exploring whether technology such as video games and wearable activity monitoring as well as health and fitness apps aimed at children impact physical activity levels

  • identify key discussion points relating to the question: ‘Is technology helping or hindering children’s physical activity levels?’.