If you have grandchildren, it’s important to understand what’s appropriate — and not — for kids and screens. Technology provides kids opportunities to learn about their world, expand their imaginations and connect positively with friends and family.
The danger comes when kids are allowed too much screen time, which can lead to speech delays, inactivity, obesity and mental health challenges including stress, isolation and depression.There’s also danger in consuming unhealthy content that is violent, overly commercialized, involves bullying or is otherwise negative.
Consider these tips for healthy screen use:
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