Limit Kids’ Text, Tweets, Internet, Doctors Say

CHICAGO (October 28, 2013) The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising parents to set some limits on tweeting, texting and other social media.

The group says smartphones and laptops shouldn’t be allowed in children's bedrooms and says children should spend no more than two hours daily on Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet entertainment sites.

The doctors' new policy says unrestricted media use can have serious consequences.

It's been linked with violence, cyberbullying, school woes, obesity, lack of sleep and other problems.

The policy published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics comes after recent high-profile online bullying cases including one in Florida that involved a 12-year-old who committed suicide.


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