Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

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

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.


American Academy for Pediatrics (AAP) (2016) Media and Children [Online]. Available at en-us/ advocacy-and-policy/ aap-health-initiatives/ pages/ media-and-children [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (Accessed 9 November 2017).
Barbee, S. and Bennett, M. (2016) ‘Wearable technology and childhood fitness: investigating technology to enhance fitness levels of elementary students’, in Chamblee, G. and Langub, L. (eds) Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016, Chesapeake, VA, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), pp. 1299–304 [Online]. Available at p/ 171858 (Accessed 9 November 2017).
Fakhouri, T. H., Hughes, J. P., Brody, D. J., Kit, B. K. and Ogden, C. L. (2013) ‘Physical activity and screen-time viewing among elementary school-aged children in the United States from 2009 to 2010’, Jama Pediatrics, vol. 167, no. 3, pp. 223–9.
Maher, C., Olds, T. S., Eisenmann, J. C. and Dollman, J. (2012) ‘Screen time is more strongly associated than physical activity with overweight and obesity in 9 to 16 year old Australians’, Acta Pædiatrica, vol. 101, no. 11, pp. 1170–4.
Mintel (2016) Brits Step Up to Wearable Technology: Sales of Fitness Bands and Smartwatches Up 118% in 2015 [Online]. Available at press-centre/ technology-press-centre/ brits-step-up-to-wearable-technology-sales-of-fitness-bands-and-smartwatches-up-118-in-2015 (Accessed 9 November 2017).
National Obesity Forum (2014) ‘State of the Nation’s Waistline: Obesity in the UK: Analysis and Expectations’ [Online]. Available at media/ PDFs/ StateOfTheNationsWaistlineObesityintheUKAnalysisandExpectations.pdf (Accessed 9 November 2017).
Pokémon GO (2016) Pokemon UK [Online]. Available at uk/ pokemon-video-games/ pokemon-go/ (Accessed 9 November 2017).
Public Health England (2015) [Online]. Available at (Accessed 10 September 2017).
Richardson, H. (2012) ‘Limit children’s screen time, expert urges’, BBC News, 9 October [Online]. Available at news/ education-19870199 (Accessed 9 November 2017).
Trost, S. G., Sundal, D., Foster, G. D., Lent, M. R. and Vojta, D. (2014) ‘Effects of a pediatric weight management program with and without active video games: a randomized trial’, Jama Pediatrics, vol. 168, no. 5, pp. 407–13 [Online]. Available at article?articleid=1838346 (Accessed 9 November 2017).
World Health Organization (WHO) (2016) ‘Physical activity fact sheet’ [Online]. Available at mediacentre/ factsheets/ fs385/ en/ (Accessed 9 November 2017).