Too much screen time can lead to poor social skills. In adolescents, increased time spent viewing television, videos or DVDs, gaming and using computers may be associated with poor attachment to parents and peers


Screen Smart for Elementary Schools was developed by the Childhood Obesity Foundation. 

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