American Academy of Pediatrics New Social Media Policy

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

Twitter, facebook and instagram are all social media platforms that the American Academy of Pediatrics says should be limited.

"I remember spending the night when I was a kid at their age and it's giggling and talking back and forth and running back and forth and its hehe and now they are all like this they are quiet but they are texting," said Lauren Morris, mother and pediatrician.

The group says social media should be limited to two hours a day and parents seem to agree.

Kids are getting their hands on technology even younger than before.

"My seven year old uses snap hat because her older siblings taught her," said Morris.

This changes parenting.

"I can stand at the bottom of the stairs and yell up that it is time for dinner no a response from any of them I have to text them in my house to tell them it's time for dinner," said Morris. "The phones have to be off at 9:30 at night, there are no phones or iPads nothing at the table."

It's a change that is not welcomed by the older generation.

Doctors say not limiting social media could lead to violence, cyber bullying, lack of sleep and obesity.

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