Can Virtual Reality Headsets Affect Your Child's Heath?

Because the technology is so new, some doctors are unsure of the long-term effects for children using the headsets.
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Back with what may be the hottest holiday gift this year, virtual reality headsets but now some doctors are raising concerns whether they could cause health problems especially in young children and that's who wants them. T.J. Is here and you have one of the devices with you. Well, per usual I'm in my own world back here, but this time I'm in a virtual world. Now I'm seeing all this in 3D. You're seeing it on the screen but I feel like I'm going down in the ocean in a shark cage. These things are fun, they're hot. It's going to be the really cool game but for a lot of folks you think the danger might be bumping into somebody or tripping over something but the danger might actually be to kids' brains. Look. Reporter: So real. Oh. Reporter: That people forget that it's not real. Virtual reality has people literally falling over themselves as it immerses them in a 3D world of sport, adventure and even danger but these virtual reality headsets expected to be on a lot of kids' Christmas lists are causing real world concerns. Virtual reality is still a very new technology. Still evolving and we really don't yet know what the impact may be on children. Reporter: Dr. Banik says they could cause long-term issues for young children. In virtual reality the brain is only getting input from the eyes and don't know if that is going to have an impact on the other senses and how we integrate and experience. Reporter: But the technology is so new it hasn't been studied. Manufacturers of virtual reality headsets warn they're not for young kids. Samsung says its products are for kids 13 and up and PlayStation recommends theirs for 12 and up. No one really knows the impact. In the meantime, what is a parent to do? We swapped out. Strahan wants to play with the new toy and he is. For parents this is what you need to know. Use your common sense. They're a blast but not enough research to know what the impact may be but don't have them doing it long term. Don't have really young kids do it in going back to our previous -- it does seem hypnotic. You get lost in a new world. When T.J. Said it could affect your brain and then you make me put it on. Thank you. I appreciate it. What's it like, Michael? What are you seeing? Nothing. I'm sorry, I hit the off

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