For many kids and adults, the coronavirus quarantine is a dream come true. Mandates to stay at home, limit crowd size, social distance, and shelter in place are being interpreted by some as an edict to spend most of their waking hours online or gaming.
Screens (certainly safe from COVID-19, although not from viruses) are the favorite companion of many kids and adults at the best of times.
During the quarantine, they serve as the main outlets for entertainment, communication, and relief from stress. Part of the increase in screen hours is simple math.Read more on psychologytoday.com