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Doctor insights on: Internet Use Kids

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How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

How do I stop my kids from internet predators?

Monitor: Children do not have a right to online privacy. The internet is an adult's world so you child's internet activities should be directly monitored. ...Read more

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How can I teach my kids to responsibly use the internet?

Role model: For example, if you are looking up directions talk about what you are doing. If you are checking facebook talk about the importance of knowing who your "friends" are and setting privacy limits. Discuss online bullying with your children and let them know that their internet usage will be supervised. Limit usage to no more than 2 hrs/day. Make it a habit to openly discuss what sites they visit. ...Read more

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Where can I find educational games on the internet for my kids?

Where can I find educational games on the internet for my kids?

On the internet: The easiest and broadest way is to google "where can i find educational games on the internet for my kids?" you will be given myriad websites providing/selling free/paid educational games for children of all ages. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if my child is spending too much time on the internet?

How do I know if my child is spending too much time on the internet?

General guideline: Generally, if you have a school age child who is spending more than an hour a day on a school day in front of a screen (internet, tv, video game, smartphone) then they have too much "screen time." excessive screen time is correlated with multiple problems, including problems with school performance and obesity. Turn off the electronics, go outside with your child. Get connected with your kids. ...Read more

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Sir i have a problem hemihyperophy thats name i get from internet i had symptoms of this hemihyperophy is any problem to my child ?

Sir i have a problem hemihyperophy thats name i get from internet i had symptoms of this hemihyperophy is any problem to my child ?

BWS: Hemihypertrophy is associated with Beckwith Wiedeman Symdrome. This can be associated with other findings as large tongue, Defects in the abdominal wall, enlarged organs ( liver or kidneys) and increase childhood cancer risk. I would have yourself and your child evaluated by a genetics specialist for both diagnostic purposes and assessment of risk for the child. ...Read more

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Can a child get ptsd from something they saw on the internet?

Possibly: There is a lot of information on the internet, as well as graphic pictures. Children who are not supervised while using the internet may run across something unexpected and this could be confusing or troubling to them. To help avoid this make sure you discuss appropriate websites for them and keep the computer in a family area where you can supervise the usage. ...Read more

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A friend's child was just diagnosed with internet addiction, is that a serious condition?

A friend's child was just diagnosed with internet addiction, is that a serious condition?

Internet addiction: Internet is the new addiction of our time. It is a serious problem. The child spends endless time clicking every link, site, facebook, y-tube, etc, to the total exclusion of her chores, homework, out side play, and interaction with family or peers and eats her meals beside her computer. That is the addiction. ...Read more

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I am 40 4 kids, why is my vagina/anal area darker than other women i see on the internet, how do I fix it, i don't feel good about myself?

I am 40 4 kids, why is my vagina/anal area darker than other women i see on the internet, how do I fix it, i don't feel good about myself?

Darker skin: In the perineal area is related to race and national origin ( mediterenian or south american ). So do not compare yourself with internet porno. You shoul feel good about yourself. You were beautiful to have 4 children . Heads up! ...Read more

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Is excessive internet use harmful to your health?

Use judiciary : Internet used properly can be helpful if you know the site is a genuine one . Some internet sites can harm if you are just following them without logically thinking. ...Read more

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Is there a death clock on the internet for drug abusers?

Is there a death clock on the internet for drug abusers?

No: There are some semi-serious sites where folks can enter numbers and get an estimate of how much time their bad lifestyle choices are taking from them. But this pathologist assures you that however many years of actual life a drug abuser loses, the loss in quality of life, meaning, and loving relationships is far greater -- and rehabilitation can come only from within. Peace. ...Read more

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Why do some people get away will bullying on the internet?

Why do some people get away will bullying on the internet?

It is nor monitored: The interent is a vast entity that allows people to act in ways that are not healthy. You never know who you are really talking to. However, if a child is being bullyed on the internet, they should tell their parents who could alert the authorities.The problem is that parents do not talk with their children, do not monitor and limit the time in cyperspace. They want others to do their parenting. ...Read more

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Is having friendly only on the internet healthy for my son?

Is having friendly only on the internet healthy for my son?

No: They say that words are only 15% of what you get in an encounter with others, with body language, tone , context and other variables rounding out the contact. If you ignore internet dependence and isolation, how will a child learn to interact with others and find success in any culture if they don't spend time in person with friends.Limit on line time & find the kid an internet club. ...Read more

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How should I approach limiting the amount of internet time my son has?

DO IT !!!: The nature of the question suggests that you have thought about internets for a while, but are delaying the implementation. Explain the limits, the reasons why there are limits, and the consequences of breaking those limits to your child. Place all all internet accessible devices where they are easily monitered. Set a start date and do it ! once started, do not relent. ...Read more

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What are the signs of IBF. The internet is not specific enough. Thank you?

What are the signs of IBF.  The internet is not specific enough.
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IBS or IPF ?: Which? There is no IBF that I know of. These both seem detailed. Pick which is of interest. http://www.webmd.com/ibs/guide/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-symptoms http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ipf/signs.html Best! ...Read more

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My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet. Can she actually become addicted?

My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet.  Can she actually become addicted?

Possibly: These problems are termed "process addictions" and it is poosible to become addicted to any activity. Are necessary activities and social interactions suffering? Is she aware? Is she unable to stop? Than she is addicted. ...Read more

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My psych actually just told me to look on the internet and try to diagnose myself? Is this negligent?

My psych actually just told me to look on the internet and try to diagnose myself? Is this negligent?

Not neccessarily: A little more context is needed --- did you reject the psych's diagnosis or not accept it when s/he said it would take some time to figure out what was going on? Or maybe s/he is one of the psychs who thinks the diaignostic categories aren't very useful in teens. There are other possibilities. Best thing is to ask what it is that the psych is trying to get at. ...Read more

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Why articles about disorders on the internet don't distinguish between acute and chronic symptoms? Is this not important to diagnose?

Spectrum: Usually they provide a spectrum of signs and symptoms (s/sx) from early to late, as that is how patients present--anywhere in the course of a disease, from early to late. Can usually find specifics within articles as to which s/sx come at which stages of a disease. May not be examining high-quality articles on internet which is a potential drawback to access-be sure has academic merit. ...Read more