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Encore Episode: Electronic Devices and Social Media

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Teach your children how to manage digital usage and social media.
Air Date: 3/17/20
Duration: 27:11
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
Dr. Cori Cross 2017Dr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Encore Episode: Electronic Devices and Social Media
Today’s children are immersed in digital media. It can be a double-edged sword.

Remember that technology is a tool. Children need parameters to help manage online interactions. As a parent, you need to guide them. Monitor what they’re doing.

Warn your child about the perils of online communication. They may think that all people are as honest as they are, which means they may provide too much personal information in earnest. 

Listen as Dr. Corinn Cross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss what you should know about your child’s use of digital devices.
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