Keeping Kids Balanced in the Age of Technology

The media has been around for decades, but the plethora of technology options today dwarfs what was available even 20 years ago. Between television, MP3 players, video games, computers, cell phones and portable electronic devices, kids’ lives could easily be consumed by electronic devices.

According to a study published by the Kaiser Foundation, kids ages 8 to 18 years old average eight hours of media time every day. In this blog post, Dr. James Ferrara, a pediatrician and member of the Mills-Peninsula Division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, talks about some of the benefits and pitfalls of this exposure.

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