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Schools across America are back in full swing . Students are returning back to school from a device heavy summer trying to readjust to a school routine which does not consist of an entire day consuming Playstation 4 games and Youtube content. Parents now have the challenging task of weening youth off their devices.  Youth are now more addicted to their devices than candy.

Research studies show the impact of screen time on the health of our youth. A  new studyindicate the risk of increase screen time with depression and suicidal ideation. Recently, researchers have also found a link between childhood obesityand increase screen time.  According to the study, youth increase their eating while watching media content. They become lost within apps while not monitoring their food intake.

In order to get control of screen time, we brought in our partners from Comcast to update us on the xFI parent control software.  Since we last discussed xFI on the digital parent podcast, millions of parents have downloadedthe app to pause the internet.

Patti Loyack, Vice President of IP Services at Comcast,  joined the show to discuss some of the newest xFI features that totally gives parents controls over the internet. Here are some of the topics Patti and I covered on this episode.

 

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