The commercial website Jam.co.uk has good information about managing responsible screen time for employees. Here is a small excerpt:
What is screen time?
The definition of screen time is more straightforward: “the amount of time someone spends looking at an electronic device with a screen, such as a computer or television.”
As technology has developed and a greater number of devices with screens have been invented, the average amount of screen time has increased.
2022 research found that the average amount of screen time for UK adults is five hours per day on mobile phones alone, a two-hour increase from 2020. A study by the University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University also concluded that screen time had increased post-pandemic. Looking at all screen usage, it found that 50% of respondents looked at screens for 11 hours or more per day, while over 25% looked at screens for 14 hours or more per day. 25% said their screen time had increased at work.
Indeed, many of us rely on screens for our work. In the modern workplace, screen time can be a double-edged sword – it allows us to stay connected and work quickly and efficiently, but it can also lead to distractions that pull us away from our most important tasks. As technology has developed at an increasingly fast rate, employers need to take proactive steps to support their staff to find a healthy amount of screen time.