Articles About screen time

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    JUL 24, 2019

    Feeling down? Social media may be to blame.

    Social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook have completely changed the way we connect and communicate in today’s modern world. We can interact with likes, comments, tweets, and retweets in an instant. But it’s not just how we use these tools — it’s how they make us feel. ... Read More >

    TOPICSDepressionhealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellnessscreen timeSocial Media

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    JUL 24, 2019

    Don’t let your child lose sleep to technology

    The season of sun and fun is winding down, and before long, kids’ meandering schedules and summertime sleepovers will be replaced with regimented schooldays and weeknight routines. It can be a tough transition, and proper sleep will become essential — but not just for structure. Children and teenagers who get a full night’s sleep will also properly grow and develop both physically and socially, among other health benefits. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMid-Atlantic Statespediatricsscreen timesleepteen health

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    MAY 16, 2019

    Screen time and kids: Setting limits for better health

    Living in a digital age has its benefits — practically instant access to information and the ability to connect with friends and family across the country. Naturally, people are more plugged in than ever, including young children. In fact, a study in JAMA Pediatrics found that between 1997 and 2014, screen time doubled for kids 2 years old and younger — but at what cost?1 ... Read More >

    TOPICSchildren's healthhealthy lifestylepediatricsscreen time

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    MAY 10, 2016

    Boost summer fun by limiting screen time in Georgia

    To help your kids get the most out of their summer, ditch the technology in favor of activities that will focus their interest and get them moving. ... Read More >

    TOPICSactivitiesfitnessGeorgiascreen time