TV, Video Games and Social Media, Oh My! Risks of Excess Screen Use and How to Protect Kids

With screen time essentially doubling during the pandemic, kids and their parents need guidance to get back to healthier habits. Adolescent medicine specialist Jason Nagata, MD, MSc, presents the data on how electronic pastimes – watching TV, playing video games, scrolling through social media – impact the mental, psychosocial and physical health of young patients, and offers updated screen use guidelines that could help protect them against everything from cyberbullying to sleep deprivation to obesity.

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Jason Nagata, MD.

Jason Nagata, MD

Adolescent medicine specialist

Dr. Jason M. Nagata is an adolescent medicine specialist who cares for hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders. Nagata's research focuses on eating disorders, particularly among boys, men and the LGBTQ+ community. ...

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