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Hooked on Technology

Posted Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Hooked on Technology Kids these days. Instead of coming home and helping with the dishes or shooting hoops, kids are instead plopping down in front of a big screen TV and playing computer games – often for hours at a time. Too much media, pediatricians warn, can lead to diminished social skills, poor grades and online bullying. But kids say tech is part of their lives and they need it for school. What can parents do?

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Science, Technology

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Dr. Trysa Shulman, psychologist practicing in Shaker Heights
Diana Simeon, reporter for Your Teen Magazine
Hemanshu Nigam, founder of SSP Blue, an advisory firm for online safety, security and privacy challenges
Dr. Margaret Stager, pediatrician at Metrohealth
Brett Kyker, Director of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

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Learn how to raise your children to be healthy technology users at a free panel discussion on Thursday Nov. 7

Originally aired November 7, 2013.

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