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Continued: Pediatricians want bedroom ban on smartphones and limits on kids' Internet, social media use

  • Article by: LINDSEY TANNER , Associated Press
  • Last update: October 28, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Sara Gorr, a San Francisco sales director and mother of girls, ages 13 and 15, said she welcomes the academy's recommendations.

Her girls weren't allowed to watch the family's lone TV until a few years ago. The younger one has a tablet, and the older one has a computer and smartphone, and they're told not to use them after 9 p.m.

"There needs to be more awareness," Gorr said. "Kids are getting way too much computer time. It's bad for their socialization, it's overstimulating, it's numbing them."

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