The study, funded by Healthway, is part of the ongoing UWA Graduate School of Education's three year ‘screen project', which began in 2013. The project aims to examine the relationship between screen use and mental health and to develop evidence-based guidelines for child and adolescent screen use. It is the first study internationally to look at screen use and mental health over time, and is examining frequency, intensity and types of screen-based activity used by young people and how this varies for different age groups and gender.
Professor Stephen Houghton (UWA Centre for Child and Adolescent-related Disorders) (+61 8) 6488 2391
Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg (UWA Health Promotion Evaluation Unit) (+61 8) 6488 4654 /
(+61 4 14 481 629)
David Stacey (UWA Media) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716