Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media

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The Surgeon General came out with a startling suggestion last week: social media should come with warnings, like packs of cigarettes and alcohol.

Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician and researcher. Her work guides parents on how to mitigate their child's media use.

Radesky says media habits start in infancy and can be hard to get rid of once they solidify. The more time kids spend on media, the less time they are playing, sleeping or developing skills.


Jenny Radesky, medical director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center of Excellence on Social Media and Youth Mental Health and faculty at the University of Michigan


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