The Wellness Roundup With Dr. Jill

Tweens, Teens, and Their Screens: Dr. Jill Shares her Thoughts on HLN’s Morning Express at CNN’s Warner Media Studios in New York City

Image3The segment focused on new research by the independent non-profit organization, Common Sense Media, which shows that YouTube videos beat out TV and video games as the choice of entertainment for teens and tweens.

Dr. Jill HLNIn a time where 53% of kids have their own smartphone by the time they are 11 years old, it is more important than ever that families develop and follow strict boundaries regarding screen time and access to media outlets to help prevent our children from the addictive and non-productive aspects of media exposure.

Adding in more daily movement and family activities and less passive tablet, smartphone, and computer time outside of classroom responsibilities will greatly help our children stay fitter and slimmer and will preserve their creativity, focus, and overall brain health.

-HKP

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