posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 11:59 AM
AGO (AP) -The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can
cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds. The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch
"SpongeBob," or the slower-paced PBS cartoon "Caillou" or assigned to draw pictures. Immediately after these nine-minute assignments, the kids took
mental function tests; those who had watched "SpongeBob" did measurably worse than the others. Previous research has linked TV-watching with long-term
attention problems in children, but the new study suggests more immediate problems can occur after very little exposure -results that parents of young
kids should be alert to, the study authors said. Kids' cartoon shows typically feature about 22 minutes of action, so watching a full program "could
be more detrimental," the researchers speculated, But they said more evidence is needed to confirm that.
Talk about grasping at straws. It seems as though, the FDA, the media, and/ or the Medical community will do
anything to impose their agenda on families everywhere, which borderlines on censorship.
Far worse than censorship, is this outrageous desire for outsiders to control how parents are raising their children.
I am sure many of us spent hours watching Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner. Neither one of those
would be classified as a slow paced cartoon. How about Educational T.V.? Does anyone remember "ZOOM"? I mean, we watched that in school! The name
alone describes anything but a relaxing laid back program.
If the latest claims regarding "Spongebob" are true, then we would be one memory defeceint world. The entire study is nothing but B. S.
Frankly, I am tired of the constant criticism against parents. Every single day, someone somewhere is telling parents all over the world "NO, you are
doing it all wrong! You really screwed up! Shame on you! We will teach you! We will just take your children from you"!
What do you think ATS?
Thanks for your time,
As most of you will probably remember, we spent hours watching Bugs Bunny
edit on 12-9-2011 by paxnatus because: (no reason given)