According to Dr. David Bickham, Staff Scientist at CMCH, parents should be aware how their children’s media habits affect their health and help them developed balanced media habits.
Dr. Rich explains that parents should share developmentally appropriate
activities and games with children under two, rather than having them use
screen media. For older kids, parents should limit screen time to
an hour or two a day. Media can be positive, but parents should make
decisions about how much and what kind of media their children consume.
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In his research,
Dr. David Bickham, Staff Scientist at CMCH,
has found that children who watched violent TV spent less time with friends than children
exposed to nonviolent programs. Parental awareness and involvement are crucial to off-set these effects