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How many times have we sat the young one in a chair with a phone, tablet, or video games while we work or do things around the house? How much is too much screen time? How do you try to keep them off without constant fighting and distress on the whole family! This is the number one complaint from parents, and maybe it’s our fault to begin with. But NOW with the dangers we do know of we can protect them and tell them why. We know a lot more than we did 5-10 years ago!

There are numerous mental and physical health issues that can happen to children, teens, and young adults when they spend too much time in front of screens, and too little time engaged with the people and activities around them. How are they able to communicate with others one on one? It’s scary. There are many areas of health and function that can be negatively impacted also, and parents need to be aware of these problems in order to set expectations and boundaries that help kids develop healthy device habits.

What are some of the Issues with too much screen time by many Psychiatrists?
1. Sleep Issues
2. Anxiety & Depression (grumpiness- anger- ADHD)
3. Physical Health Issues (obesity, diabetes, etc.)
4. Vision & Motor Skill Issues
5. Poor Relationships and Communication Skills

But also, one growing area of concern is the research evidence showing that human brains may be harmed by overexposure to the actual electronic devices themselves and that children are especially susceptible. The electromagnetic fields (EMFs) created by these devices can impact health both physically and mentally and may cause problems for memory, learning, behavior, attention, and physical brain development. While EMF exposure in smaller doses doesn’t appear to be a concern over short periods of time, the more frequent and intense the exposure the more problems that can result. This is especially true for children, as their brains are rapidly growing and changing from birth through adolescence.

Holding devices close to the head during a phone conversation, for example, exposes the brain to more artificial EMFs than having the phone on the table and using speakerphone. Children who use devices close to their faces/heads for lengthy periods of time throughout the day are potentially more at risk for the damaging effects of EMF exposure than those who use these devices less often and for briefer periods of time.

We really don’t yet understand the full impact of exposure to these devices, so we must be proactive. More and more stronger EMF devices are coming out, 5G antennas, higher energy phones and laptops, and no testing has been done on humans because of corporations and governments that say its ok.

Parents need to understand the potential for physical and neurological problems, and this is yet another reason to monitor and enforce limits for children around device usage. One hour a day is enough! GET OUTSIDE WITH THE KIDS AND PLAY!

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