A new study found that children who had a moderate amount of screen time recovered fastest from concussion.

The study from UBC and the University of Calgary studied kids 8 to 16-years-old who sustained a concussion.

“Kids use smartphones and computers to stay connected with peers, so complete removal of those screens could lead to feelings of disconnection, loneliness and not having social support,” Dr. Molly Cairncross told UBC Media Relations. “Those things are likely to have a negative effect on kids’ mental health and that can make recovery take longer.”

Read the article at UBC Media Relations

Read the study in Pediatrics