Limiting summer screen time for kids

Summer is just around the corner and that break from school will come with more free time for kids.

While it may be tempting to let them spend the day playing video games or watching television, experts say that that can have negative effects on growing brains.

The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages screen time for kids under two years of age.

They also suggest limiting daily screen time to one to two hours a day for older kids.

Meanwhile, Verizon offers some tools to help parents monitor device usage.

Jonathan Moss, the spokesperson for Verizon, said, “Family Base is a safeguard system that we have in place that will allow parents to set alerts.”

Parents can remotely limit screen time and monitor how the child is using the device.

Free third party apps like "Dinner Time Plus" can also help. It allows you to monitor what apps are being used as well as how often the device is being used and at what time.