Media use rules can benefit families

Metro ServiceThe American Academy of Pediatrics released new policy recommendations on screen time for children. ■ Metro Service Families spend more time staring at screens than ever before. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, laptops, televisions, and video games, the average person is exposed to various media throughout a typical day. It can be easy to get swept away and spend much more time staring at screens than is healthy. Screen time can adversely affect one’s ability to sleep and eat and may make people less likely to engage in physical activity. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have found that children’s social skills may be declining as they have less

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