Health Tip: Limit Kids' Exposure to 'Virtual Violence'
-- Exposure to violence from TV and video games affects children's behavior, so it's a good idea for parents to limit what kids view.
Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Don't allow children under age 6 to watch violent TV programming or play video games that include violence.
- Check the ratings on TV shows, movies and games to make sure they are appropriate for your child.
- Play the actual games and watch the TV shows your child likes to see the content firsthand.
- Don't be afraid to ban games and shows that promote violence. There are plenty of other options available.
Posted: August 2016