Too much TV and other media use have been tied to obesity, sleep and school problems and aggression.

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations for teens and technology on Monday, suggesting parents limit kids’ screen time to no more than two hours a day.

Currently, the average child spends about eight hours in front of screens each day, according to the policy statement. That makes screen time the leading activity for young people after sleep.

Along with limiting screen time and keeping Internet-connected devices out of kids’ rooms, parents should monitor what their children are accessing online. They should also watch TV shows and movies with them

The report also notes how media can influence kids’ lives in many positive ways.

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