Kristine: VEEPTD YEARS, DIGITAL MEDIA HAS EXPLODED.

PARENTS NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE IMPACTS ON THEIR KEIKI.

SO HOW DO WE BALANCE EVERYTHING OUT? PEDIATRIAN DR.

TEAR TERESA WEE JOINS US WITH SOME TIPS.

IMPORTANT TOPIC.

EVERY PARENT CAN RELATE TO TO.

IT'S NOT ABOUT COMPLETELY GETTING RID OF ALL THE TABLET AND SCREEN TIME.

IT'S ABOUT BALANCING EVERYTHING OUT.

RIOT.

Kristine: FIRST OF ALL WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT THIS CAN CREATE? PHYSICAL PROBLEMS? PHYSICAL PROBLEMWE IS TO DEAL WITH THE DIGITAL MEDIA.

IT'S WITH US.

SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE CAN SEE WOULD BE ACHES AND PAINS, THE PHONE NECK, WE CAN SEE INCREASE OBESITY, ABDOMINAL FAT, AND RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES BECAUSE NOW, CHILDREN ARE NOT MAKING GOOD CHOICES AND EATING MINDLESSLY IN FRONT OF THE TV, SLEEP PROBLEMS, AND LOTS OF EYE PROBLEMS SUCH AS DRY EYE.

Kristine: PEOPLE ONLY THINK ABOUT ALL THE ICE.

TOO CLOSE TO THE SCREEN.

THINK ABOUT YOU WILL AT EYES.

YOU CAN HAVE OTHER PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEMS RELATED TO TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME.

WHAT ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES? THERE'S A LOT OF STUDIES COMING OUT NOW.

AND WE'RE SEEING THAT BECAUSE KIDS ARE NOT INTERACTING, THEY'RE BECOMING VERY ISOLATED, LACK BEING IN SOCIAL LOTS PROBLEMS WITH ATTENTION, FOCUS, AND LOTS OF RISK OF OTHER THINGS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, MOOD DISORDERS.

AGGRESSION.

Kristine: VARIOUS AREAS HEALTH EFFECTS THIS CAN CREATE.

WHAT KIND OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE PARENTS? SUMMER COMING UP, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE, THAT FAMILIES SIT DOWN, AND JUST START TO TALK ABOUT BE PROACTIVE AND START TO TALK ABOUT FAMILY MEDIA PLAN.

THE FIRST THING IS PARENTS NEED TO BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL.

BE AVOID ELECTRONICS IN YOUR CHILD'S BEDROOM.

I BELIEVE THAT A TV SHOULD NOT BE IN A CHILD'S ROOM AS WELL AS COMPUTERS.

WE SHOULD BE CHECKING AND MONITORING AND REMINDING KIDS TO TAKE FREQUENT MOVEMENT BREAKS BECAUSE BY WATCHING TOO MUCH DIGITAL SPENDING TOO MUCH ON DIGITAL DEVICES, WE'RE DEPRIVING THE CHILDREN OF LEARNING SOCIAL SKILLS, AND SLEEP.

SOME OF THESE KIDS WILL STAY UP.

Kristine: THAT'S TRUE.

TO THE WEE HOURS OF NIGHT.

Kristine: SUFFER THE NEXT MORNING.

YES.

Kristine: I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT IT COMES FROM THE PARENTS TOO.

KIDS WILL OBSERVE WHAT THEIR PARENTS DO.

THE PARENTS ARE SAYING, PUT AWAY YOUR PHONE.

PUT DOWN THE TAB WILL HE.

BUT THEY'RE LOOKING AT THEIR PHONE.

DOESN'T MAKE SENSE EITHER.

A EXACTLY.

PARENTS ARE SUFFERING SIDE EFFECTS OF TOO MUCH DIGITAL TIME.

IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO DO THIS AS A FAMILY.

I THINK THAT IS THE KEY THAT I WANT TO PUT OUT THERE.

WE CAN'T BE TELLING OUR KIDS, DO THIS, DO THAT, WHILE WE SIT AROUND ALL DAY.

Kristine: DO YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF AMOUNT OF TIME THAT YOU RECOMMEND, LIMITING THE SCREEN TIME TO PER DAY? RIGHT.

THE ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDS CHILDREN UNDER 2 SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY SCREEN MAYBE AT ABOUT 18 MONTHS, YOU KNOW, SPECIFIC LEARNING SHOWS LIKE PBS OR SESAME STREET, 2 TO 6 YEARS OF AGE, MAYBE NO MORE THAN ONE HOUR OF SCREEN TIME.

AND THEN SIX YEARS AND OLDER, NO MORE THAN 2 HOURS PER DAY.

Kristine: NO MORE THAN 2 HOURS PER DAY.

OKAY.

VERY GOOD ADVICE.

OR WATCHING TV, SHOULD GET OUTDOORS WITH DR.

WEE.

IF YOU CAN JOIN DR.

WEE EVERY SATURDAY, FOR WALK WITH A DOC, REMIND EVERYBODY WITH THIS GREAT PROGRAM THAT YOU'VE BEEN RUNNING FOR OVER 3 YEARS.

YEAH.

SO WALK WITH A DOC, IT'S EVERY SATURDAY.

RAIN OR SHINE, AT CENTRAL OAHU REGIONAL PARK.

WE MEET NEAR THE TENNIS COURTS AT THE PARK.

I START PROMPTLY AT 8:00 A.

M.

WE END AT 9:00 MANY A.

NEW HEALTH TIP, EVERY WEEK, IT'S YOU GET EDUCATED.

YOU EXERCISE.

AND YOU BECOME EMPOWERED.

COP AND JOIN ME.

I DID WANT TO TELL YOU, I'M SO EXCITED.

WE HAVE A NEW WALK WITH A FUTURE DOC.

L AND IT'S EVERY FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 9:00 TO 1:00 A.

M.

9:00 TO 10:00 A.

M.

KAKAAKO PARKING LOT AT 8:45.

MEDICAL STUDENTS ARE SO EXCITE TO MEET YOU AND WALK WITH YOU.

Kristine: EVERY SATURDAY PARK OUT THERE IN WAIPIO OR FOURTH SUNDAY OF EVERY MOUNT IN KAKAAKO.

SO LOCATION FOR EVERYBODY.

YES.

Kristine: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

HAPPY MOWER.