By John MoorePublished September 17, 2018 11:19:52AUSTIN, Texas — As much as the kids are enjoying a few outdoor activities, indoor activities are not so much a fun or enjoyable option.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is advising parents to limit outdoor outdoor play and indoor indoor antenna use to 10 minutes a day and 20 minutes a week, according to the Texas Tribune.
Parents should also limit outdoor antenna use indoors at home and on the Internet to 20 minutes per day and 40 minutes a year.
Children should avoid using the internet while at school or while away from home, the state said.
Children and teenagers should stay in rooms with no windows, and only use a closed-circuit television, a walk-in closet or a separate room for work or school.
The DHHS recommends keeping outdoor antennas away from children, and adults should monitor children’s behavior at home by keeping an eye on what they are doing and by calling 911 if they become agitated or aggressive.
Parents can also make sure kids have access to the Internet at home at home, at work and online through a web browser, the health department said.
Parents also can keep their children away from the Internet while out of town by keeping a laptop computer, tablet computer, smartphone, tablet, smart phone, gaming console or game console in a separate space and restricting outdoor activities.
For more information on what you need to know about outdoor play, visit the state’s official website at www.dhs.tx.gov/cbs/health/standards.htm