From the Document: "As self-isolation has extended from weeks to months, there has been a surge in information about the importance of combatting loneliness coupled with a surge in virtual meet-ups (e.g., online exercise classes, happy hours), streaming entertainment content, virtual religious services, and even virtual meditation retreats. For those who are working from home, their days are filled with online meetings, conference calls, and seemingly endless screen time. The time people are spending in front of screens has increased substantially. Although this technology provides means of connection and entertainment, it can impact our wellbeing - depending on what we spend our time viewing and doing. A recent brief published by the Lerner Center addressed the issue of screen time related eye strain and eye fatigue in relation to the increase in the amount of time people are spending engaged with digital screens. Research conducted prior to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] found higher rates of mental health problems association with spending more time engaged with media."
Lerner Center Issue Brief No. 25
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: https://lernercenter.syr.edu/