Negative Effects Of Too Much Tv

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Too Much T.V. is Bad for A Child’s Development Today in the United States 98% of all households, have at least one T.V. in their home (Facts and T.V. Statistics.) With technology on the rise, media and video are now accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tablets, television, computers, and cell phones are just a few examples of the technology we have that make screen viewing easily available. Parents are allowing children as early as 6 months of age, to watch television; exposing their young minds to the negative effects of television. In this paper I am going to discuss the negative impacts of excessively watching television, and how they effect a child’s development. I am also going to provide supporting information of those effects, and talk about ways we can minimize the viewing of television to turn those T.V. negatives into positives. According to the National Sleep Foundation the recommended amount of time a toddler sleeps for is between 11 and 14 hours. That gives toddlers between 13 and 10 waking hours per day. If they spend 2 to 3 of those waking hours watching television, that is 20 to 30 percent of their day spent in …show more content…
We can also educate families in taking the right steps to prevent or at least deter any negative impacts on children development. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, media education can help kids become less susceptible to the bad effect of watching T.V. The American Academy of Pediatrics also provide a link to help families in creating a personalized media plan that works for them and their families. When used with these guidelines, you can provide your children with a positive learning experience for children who watch T.V. It is important to make sure your children are over 18 months old, watch no more than two hours of screen time a day, and stick to educational

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