(Savannah pediatricians) SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. William Webb on how smart devices affect our kids

SouthCoast Health Pediatricians in Richmond Hill, Savannah

SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. William Webb explains here reasons to be aware of the negative side effects chronic technology use can have on developing bodies and minds.

“Technology has changed how most of us live, but it’s especially clear that it’s changing how children grow and interact with the world,”  SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. William Webb said. “Some apps are fantastic for instructing our children in ways we cannot, however, there is also a clear place where children aren’t learning and growing as they use to due to the distraction of their devices.”

Negative effects of smart devices on kids include: rise in childhood obesity; trouble with bed time; negative impact a child’s cognitive development and ability to focus.

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If you have additional questions or concerns about how technology is affecting your child, call SouthCoast Health at 912-691-3600 to schedule an appointment to meet or speak with a member of the pediatrics team. 


SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations

Savannah: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Savannah
Eisenhower Drive Medical Center
310 Eisenhower Dr, Bldg 16

Richmond Hill: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Richmond Hill
St. Joseph’s / Candler Medical Office Park
10055 Ford Ave,Ste 4A

Rincon: SouthCoast Health Pediatrics Rincon
814 Towne Park Dr East


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