Pediatricians Warn TV, Social Media Linked To Obesity, Behavioral Issues

We have to do better with getting our children OUTSIDE! They need sports, recreation, music and arts!!

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Parents should take concrete steps to limit their children’s use of electronic devices and social media to prevent obesity and other health-related risks, a national pediatrics group said Monday.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its policy statement from more than a decade ago to adapt to the ever-changing media landscape.[cbs-audio url=”http://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/kids-media-rki-1.mp3″ size=”” download=”” name=”Pediatricians Warn TV, Social Media Linked To Child Obesity” artist=”Ron Kilgore”]

According to a revised policy statement entitled “Children, Adolescents and the Media” released Oct. 28 at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, parents and guardians have to keep a restrictive eye on their children’s use of social media and all the high-tech tools that can affect their emotional growth.

According to the AAP, while media itself is not the leading cause of any health problem in the United States, it can…

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