The aim of this research is to assess and follow up on children’s mobile touchscreen device (smartphone, tablet) use habits and their cognitive and social skills. Children’s mobile touchscreen device use habits are reported by parents completing an online questionnaire. Children’s skills are measured by standard psychological tests online via video call.

Six months last between all the 3 playful online testing occasions. Parents are asked to complete a total of 5 questionnaires, one every 3 months. This will provide a longitudinal and comprehensive picture of the association between children’s touchscreen device use habits and their socio-cognitive skills over about one and a half years.

The research is funded by the Hungarian National Research, Development, and Innovation Office and the OTKA PD 134984 grant.