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Parents Should Limit Young Children's Exposure To Background TV

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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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Parents Should Limit Young Children's Exposure To Background TV


www.sciencedaily.com

"Background TV, as an ever-changing audiovisual distractor, disrupts children's efforts to sustain attention to ongoing play behaviors," according to Marie Evans Schmidt, who is now a research associate at the Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital Boston and is the lead author of the study. "Background TV is potentially a chronic environmental risk factor affecting most American children. Parents should limit their young children's exposure to background television."

The study was funded by the National Science Foundation.
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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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Of course, this could feed into a number or ongoing CTs regarding the possibility of an effort to 'dumb down' the media-dependent.

Either way, anything that leads to people turning off their TV sets is a plus in my book.

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posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 01:13 PM
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IMHO, there is only one place for a TV. The bin.


Something's not quite right with it. Besides it being used to manipulate people's emotions, I find even a TV on in another room irritating. Turn it off, and suddenly, I feel peace.

My wife watches it a fair bit, and I've noticed that after about 3 hours of watching it, she becomes tired and irritated, while at the same time laughing at the "comedy" it presents.



 
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