Media Mentors: The role of parents in media

Limited screen time is still important for overall health

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(NBC News) The latest advice for parents when it comes to managing their kids’ media usage? Jump on the computer with them!

The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging parents to help their children develop good habits for media use by taking on the role of “Media Mentors”.

“Play the games together with your kids, look at social media together with your kids,” said Dr. Jenny Radesky of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Of course, limited screen time is still important for overall health, so parents should make sure their children are getting plenty of exercise and good sleep as well.

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