Bullies, predators and other dangers facing children are increasingly using the Internet to make their presence felt. In this video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for Akron Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program, offers tips on when children may be ready for an Internet-capable device, and what parents can do to protect kids when they start tapping away on their new cell phone.
Recent news reports of bullying in the NFL show that the problem goes well beyond playground taunts or ridiculing a classmate on social media. While some NFL players argue that picking on rookies is a normal part of the team-building process, others think it’s gone too far.
Juggling homework, chores, extra-curricular activities and the seemingly-constant need for peer approval provide children with enough challenges – without the added pressure of false rumors and intentional elbows from the class bully.
As 2010 comes to a close, Akron Children’s Hospital has compiled a list of 10 kids’ health issues to watch for next year. Of course, these aren’t the only important issues affecting children’s health, but in the midst of many, these are notable. Obesity-related health problems: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become […]