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The one where a paper seemed to say screen time causes autism
Does it? No. This was a classic case of mistaking correlation vs. causation.
February 11, 2022
Screen time has been a hot topic for years, and it is sure to continue being so with the on-again-off-again virtual learning we’ve all seen (thanks, COVID). We’ve talked in the past about how most kids are exposed to screens at a young age and the relationship between autism and screen time. Research about how media exposure affects child development is often muddy and inconsistent.
A paper published this month has sparked a lot of controversy on social media, and understandably so…
Kushima, M., Kojima, R., Shinohara, R., Horiuchi, S., Otawa, S., Ooka, T., Akiyama, Y., Miyake, K., Yokomichi, H., Yamagata, Z., & Japan Environment and Children's Study Group (2022). Association between screen time exposure in children at 1 year of age and autism spectrum disorder at 3 years of age. JAMA Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.5778 [open access]
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