From TV to smart phones and social media, the lives of U.S. children and families are dominated by 24/7 media exposure.
Despite this, few children and teens actually have rules around their media use.
While media by itself is not the leading cause of any health problem in the U.S., it can contribute to numerous health risks.
At the same time, kids can learn many positive things from pro-social media.
For nearly three decades, the AAP has expressed concerns about the amount of time that children and teenagers spend with media, as well as about the content they are viewing,
In this segment of Healthy Children, Dr. Vic Strasburger, MD, discusses the updated policy statement on children, adolescents and media, and what that means for your family. He also shares tips on how you can help your kids learn from the media they are viewing.