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If my son plays outside and exercises, does it matter for his health if he plays videogames when he's inside?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: That depends

The american academy of pediatrics reccomends that kids have no more that 2 hours of non school based computer+tv+video time per day to preserve normal growth and developmental progress.
Excesses are known to eventually create problems with weight and classroom performance. Social skill development requires interaction with real kids, not just words on a screen.

In brief: That depends

The american academy of pediatrics reccomends that kids have no more that 2 hours of non school based computer+tv+video time per day to preserve normal growth and developmental progress.
Excesses are known to eventually create problems with weight and classroom performance. Social skill development requires interaction with real kids, not just words on a screen.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: All in moderation

There's more to life than school and exercise.
Mental stimulation, social interaction, and building of life skills are too. Media with violent content, as most video games are, can alter how the brain functions, desensitizing youth to violence and inappropriate behavior. Brief periods on video game systems playing non-violent games are fine, but should not replace other activities.

In brief: All in moderation

There's more to life than school and exercise.
Mental stimulation, social interaction, and building of life skills are too. Media with violent content, as most video games are, can alter how the brain functions, desensitizing youth to violence and inappropriate behavior. Brief periods on video game systems playing non-violent games are fine, but should not replace other activities.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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