Teenagers who are allowed to play computer games like Fortnite for as long as they like are later developing mental health problems, a new book has claimed.
Youngsters who do not have screen time limits are more likely to stay up until 4am, suffer from a lack of sleep, mood swings and depression.
Harley Street parenting specialist Mandy Saligari depicts a world of sleep deprivation, Red Bull fuelled school lessons and obsession with computer games like Fortnite and League of Legends.
Saligari’s new book Proactive Parenting, which is being published next year, links overplaying of computer games to lack of sleep and mental illness.
She told the Sunday Times: ‘Parents, because there is a degree of convenience to letting children be on electronic devices when they are young, are not setting limits and teaching under-11s about boundaries on the devices and that their on them must be limited.
‘When they get old enough to disobey their parents they have not learnt how to regulate screen time…
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