HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong children face health risk from too much screen time, according to new research [January 23, 2018]

HIGHER REACHES ANSWERS: Hong Kong children face health risk from too much screen time, according to new research [January 23, 2018]

1. (i) Children in Hong Kong are spending more time in front of screens than their peers in mainland China and the US

(ii) This exposes Hong Kong students further to the risk of mental and physical health problems as they get older

2. D

3. (i) comprehensive 

(ii) devices

(iii) proportion

4. any of: more behavioural problems/hyperactivity/becoming overweight

5. either of: the development of emotional problems/hyperactivity

6. C

7. it prevents the release of melatonin, which helps regulates sleep

8. any two of: attention span/ability to pay attention / helps memorisation / the ability to memorise things/ self-control

9. A

10. Parents. The article is a warning to parents to limit screen time for their children/make sure their children don't spend too much time watching a screen 

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