SIRIUS XM Radio today announced that it will broadcast Doctor Radio Reports:Kids and Video Games – What You Should Know Before You Buy, a live one-hour special hosted by journalist Perri Peltz on which she and a panel of experts will explore everything parents need to know about video games and the effects they have on children.
Doctor Radio Reports: Kids and Video Games – What You Should Know Before You Buy will air live December 11 at10:00 am ET on Doctor Radio, SIRIUS channel 114 and XM channel 119. The phone lines will be open for the entire show for listeners around the country to call in with their questions. It will replay December 12 at 12:00 pm ET and December 13 at 6:00 pm ET.
Which games are too violent? What do the ratings mean? How do you set guidelines for how long your child should play? What must you know before you buy? Peltz and a panel of experts will answer these questions and more, and explore a wide variety of other topics including: the video game rating system, what it means and how to use it to purchase games as presents; the most popular games this holiday season and whether or not they are appropriate for your child; the impact of setting guidelines for your child, and advice on what to do when playing video games affects their schoolwork and sleep habits.
Guests scheduled to appear include child behavioral psychologist Dr. Lori Evans, co-host of Doctor Radio’s weekly child psych show About Our Kids. Dr. Evans, a specialist in ADHD and Behavior Disorders, is Director of Training at the NYU Medical Center Psychology program. She has counseled families on how, when, and if limits should be set on video game usage.
Peltz will also welcome Cheryl Olson, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Center for Mental Health and Media, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Olson is on Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the co-author of Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games & What Parents Can Do. James Oppenheim, a tester and reviewer of games and toys, will also join the show. Oppenheim is the former Tech Editor for the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and ChildMagazine. He is the creator of JamesGames.com and TheMoveChef.com and is currently a contributor on the Today Show on NBC-TV.
Doctor Radio features live, call-in shows hosted by leading NYU Langone Medical Center doctors from a vast array of fields including: child psychology; sexual health; plastic surgery; emergency room medicine; cancer; heart health; women’s health; dermatology; pediatrics; men’s health; diet and nutrition; sports medicine; psychiatry; and more. For sample audio clips and a complete programming lineup visit www.sirius.com/doctorradio.
Perri Peltz is a television news journalist and public health advocate based in New York City.
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