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and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Preschoolers : No more than 1 hour a day of educational programming, together with a parent or other caregiver who can help them understand what they're seeing. Children watching Spanish-language TV after school and in the evening see lots of ads for food and drink. . (Read more about this study.) Watching sexual content on TV is linked to becoming pregnant or being responsible for a pregnancy. . Advertisers target kids, and on average, children see tens of thousands of TV commercials each year. . Characters on TV and in video games often depict risky behaviors, such as smoking and drinking, and also reinforce gender-role and racial stereotypes. Even in G-rated, animated movies and DVDs, violence is commonoften as a way for the good characters to solve their problems. .
To find out more, read: How can I find out more about kids and TV? Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others This study by a University of Michigan researcher demonstrates that watching violent media can affect willingness to help others in need.
TV-Turnoff Week is supported by over 70 national organizations including the American Medical Association, American Academy the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini of Pediatrics, National Education Association, and President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Yes, TV is a public health issue in several different ways. . Kids who spend more time watching TV (both with and without parents and siblings present) spend less time interacting with family members. TV viewing among kids is at an eight-year high. Talk about what was good or bad about the program. Some studies have shown that kids who received media education had less violent behavior after watching violent programs. . First of all, kids get lots of information about health from TV, much of it from ads. The relationship between television viewing and age of starting smoking was stronger than that of peer smoking, parental smoking, and gender. Kids have been injured trying to repeat dangerous stunts they have seen on television shows.