A CHOC psychologist explains how social media is changing peer relationships and offers best practices for safety and real connection.
Screen Time and Social Media
Pediatric mental health experts offer tips for parents on how to monitor and when to limit news and social media intake during COVID-19.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines on how much screen time is appropriate for children.
By Michael Molina, MPH, Community Educator at CHOC Children and adolescents should meet a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The full 60 minutes doesn’t have to be all at once- you can break it down in smaller sessions such as 15-20 minutes. Being active is an essential part a child’s growth […]
Snap Chat. Whats App. Voxer. With new online messaging and communications applications seemingly popping up daily, parents more than ever need to be mindful of their children’s technology and social media use, health care providers caution. “Technology is great, but it has consequences, especially on our younger population,” says Dr. Christopher Min, a CHOC psychologist. […]
Losing an hour of sleep to “spring forward” to daylight saving time can wreak havoc on kids’ sleep schedules. Here are some tips to help.
If teens didn’t need another reason not to text and drive, police across the region will crack down on distracted drivers in April as part of national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol, state Office of Traffic Safety and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies statewide will be out in force, ticketing […]