Impact of information and communication technology on child health

Eugenia H.C. Woo, Peter White, Wai Keung Christopher Lai

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Potential beneficial and harmful effects of computer use by children are discussed. Early epidemiological and laboratory studies have indicated that children are at least of similar risk of developing musculoskeletal and vision problems as adults, and musculoskeletal and visual health problems developed in childhood are likely to persist into adulthood. This article, therefore, aims to provide a reflection on the deficits of existing policy and recommendations for child-specific guidelines in computer use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-594
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • children
  • computers
  • health-related problems
  • information and communication technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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