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Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing


The Education Committee will assess how screentime can support and impact children’s development, wellbeing, and educational outcomes.

The Committee will also examine the effectiveness of digital safety education in schools and the ways in which schools and parents can be better supported to manage children’s screen usage.

The inquiry will also focus on how screen use for academic purposes is being managed in schools

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

You can submit evidence until 23:59 on 16 October 2023. Your submission should be no more than 3000 words.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 16 October 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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21 November 2023
Inquiry Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing
Witnesses Vicki Shotbolt (Founder and CEO at Parent Zone), and Carolyn Bunting MBE (CEO at Internet Matters)
Oral Evidence
21 November 2023
Inquiry Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing
Witnesses Rafe Clayton (Principal Investigator, New Uses of Screens in Post-Lockdown Britain at University of Leeds), Dr Amy Orben (Founder of the Digital Mental Health Research Group at University of Cambridge), and Dr Bernadka Dubicka (Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hull and York Medical School, University of York)
Oral Evidence
Internet Matters (ST0050)
Common Sense Media (ST0045)
Dr Richard James (Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham), and Lucy Hitcham (PhD Candidate at University of Nottingham) (ST0046)

Other publications

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  • Phone: 020 7219 2370 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8895 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA