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Experts: Parents Should Limit Kids Screen Time

From television and video games, to computers and smart phones, people spend a great deal of time in front of screens.
From television and video games, to computers and smart phones, people spend a great deal of time in front of screens.  

Children are no exception.  But experts say parents need to put a limit on this.

Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu says outside of doing assignments, parents should limit their kids' screen time to one to two hours a day. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics also suggests areas of the home with no TV's, computers or video game consoles, like in children's bedrooms. They say excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders and obesity. 

Limiting time spent in front of these devices can also help avoid headaches, tired eyes, neck strain and even wrist problems. 
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