We know there has been and continues to be a concern about the excessive use of video games and screen time on cell phones for young men. While these things in and of themselves are not bad, excessive use can be detrimental to his development over time.
Remember that excessive screen time (televisions, computers, tablets, and phones) ￼can turn into attention problems, cognitive and academic issues, Problems with sleep and eating, as well as obesity and psychological health problems.
Here are 5 points to remember:
1. Limit screen time.
2. If you allow the use of electronic devices, spend most of the screen time with educational media not entertainment.￼￼￼
3. No more than one or two hours per day for entertainment media (TV, video games, etc.)￼except, perhaps, on a weekend day.￼
4. Rarely sacrifice outside playtime for media time. Outside play is more important.
5. Rarely sacrifice reading time for media time. Reading is much more important for brain development than screen time. especially for the youngest brains.