Pediatrics Group Issues Warning About 'Virtual Violence' and Children

American Academy of Pediatrics called for national discussion on violence.
1:04 | 07/18/16

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From traditional TVs to the screens of mobile devices and tablets kids today you can access more media than ever it's opened up a whole new world of communication and entertainment. But today the nation's top pediatricians group warns that this new technology may also be dialing up kids' exposure to violent games and imagery. Their recommendations come at a time when nearly three and four American teams have access to a Smartphone and nearly that many use at least one social media platform. Increasing the likelihood of being exposed to or even sharing. Violent content. Several studies now show links between exposure to. And aggression. So the American academy of pediatrics is renewing their call for legislation to limit children's access to violent material and calling upon pediatricians to pay more heat tickets yet died. And reminding parents be more mindful of what their children are playing and watching on all screens no matter how small with this. Medical minute I'm doctor Timothy John.

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