In this day and age when everyone has access to hundreds of television channels it is hard to wean children off their screen addiction. However, this is possible if parents and teachers make a concerted effort. Parents should set time limits and enforce them. They should stop using TV as a babysitter. Instead, they should encourage the child to do something creative. Parents can, for example, enroll their children in extracurricular classes. In many congested urban areas children do not have access to playgrounds. This too needs to change. The government needs to build parks and recreational areas everywhere. In addition, schools should make physical activity an integral part of the curriculum.