Topic: Ditch the electronic devices, put kids on a digital diet

A survey by a toy company says most parents want their children to spend less time watching television or playing on a smartphone or computer. Studies show that screen time is tied to health problems. Using computers or phones can lead to being overweight. It also can make it harder for kids to pay attention for long periods of time. A computer diet is like a food diet that some people use to lose weight. Parents need to stick with the limits they set. Parents can set exceptions to some limits ahead of time. They could let kids use phones on long car rides but they have to stick to it.