Trending in the Twin Tiers 1/4/19: Netflix warning, screen times, and Fortnite addicts


Here are the top stories that were Trending in the Twin Tiers, the viral stories viewers reacted to the most,  on Friday.

There is little evidence that screen time is in itself harmful to a child’s health, says new guidance published by British pediatricians, which avoids setting limits on screen time use for children of all ages.

One exception might be for the video game Fortnite, which some say might have some addictive characteristics. According to a study, 15 percent of users say they have missed school to play the game.

Netflix’s new movie Bird Box is a hit, but a new challenge that’s gone viral has the company issuing a unique warning. Characters in the movie wear blindfolds in a post-apocalyptic world and viewers are copying the style and wearing blindfolds while doing daily tasks. Netflix is asking people to stop doing what’s being called the “Bird Box Challenge” for their own safety.

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