Children & Television

Christakis, Dimitri A.; Zimmerman, Frederick J.
March 2007
Contemporary Pediatrics;Mar2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p31
The article discusses the effects of television (TV) on children. Infants are discouraged from TV viewing and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend doing other activities during this time of neurological development. Suggested activities and guidelines with infants such as reading, creative play, removing TV from bedrooms are presented. Despite these, many video products and TV channels are targeting very young children. Violent or action shows are found to affect child's aggressive behavior. Television viewing is also linked to obesity.


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