Dear Reader, Rich_Michael_nonclinical

Each week this year, you asked your most pressing questions about the effects of media on kids, and we answered. Here are the top 10 most-viewed Ask the Mediatrician answers from 2013:

1. How can I monitor my 12-year-old daughter’s use of Instagram>Read

2. Is it ok to let my kids play with the iPad when I need a break? >Read

3. I caught my 8-year-old watching porn, what should I do? >Read

4. My 10-year-old daughter was frightened by a pornographic video, what do I do now? >Read

5. How important is outdoor recess for children in elementary school? >Read

6. Is it okay for my toddler to watch the same Sesame Street movie over and over? >Read

7. Should we keep kids away from media after the Boston Marathon bombings>Read

8. What can I do to stop students from texting in class? >Read

9. The Mediatrician’s response to a recent New York Times article on Media Violence >Read

10. My 10-year-old grandson is playing M-rated video games and his parents don’t seem to mind–what can I do? >Read

Do YOU have a question about children and media? Submit your question by sending an email to

A very happy and healthy new year to you and yours!

Enjoy your media and use them wisely,
The Mediatrician®

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