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Children with Electronic Devices Worry Health Experts
NEW YORK (AP)--Tablet computers raise eyebrows as many gift favorites have screen time. Some pediatricians and health experts worry about children's growth.
The ease-of-use makes tablets and smartphones popular with busy parents who use them to pacify their kids during car rides, restaurant outings or while they are at home trying to get dinner on the table.
While many parents feel a little less guilty about it if they think there is educational value to the apps and games their children use.
The devices are expected to rank among the top holiday gifts for children this year. Gadget makers such as Samsung have introduced tablets specifically designed for kids and many manufacturers of adult tablets now include parental controls.
Some experts note there is no evidence that screen time, whether from a TV or tablet, provide any educational or developmental benefits for babies and toddlers. Yet it takes away from activities that do promote brain development, such as non-electronic toys and adult interaction.
They also say that too much screen time has been linked to behavior problems and delayed social development in older children.
Doctors recommend parents to limit and monitor children's screen time, and encourage active play for their age.
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