Is it ok to let kids watch too much of television?

by Medindia Content Team on  November 26, 2005 at 12:36 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Is it ok to let kids watch too much of television?
A recent study done to evaluate the current trend of young children regarding television viewing has provided some alarming results, with nearly 60 percent of kids younger than age two watching more than an hour of TV a day. The hours of TV watching is also consistently high amongst 3 to 5 year olds who watch TV for an average of two hours or more.

If you are under the impression that letting your kids watch television for as long as they like will help you finish the household chores quickly, you are highly mistaken. Television viewing has a lot of disadvantages than you can foresee. The research study has proved that kids tend to be less attentive to parents instructions while watching television. Moreover, kids spending more hours in front of the TV often fight with each other more Kids under age 3 who watch television also demonstrate a poor academic performance with lower scores in maths and reading sections. Some people argue that kids can be allowed to watch educational programmes on television to improve their general knowledge. Although it is true that there are benefits to educational programs, the study that the negative effects outweigh the benefit.

Several options have been provided by the researchers to reduce the ill effects of television viewing. Children over 2 years of age should not be allowed to watch more than one hour to two hours of quality programming a day. Also they should be allowed to watch television after completion of homework and other assignments. Those under 2 should strictly avoid watching any TV or videos.

A few other options that could be considered is shifting the television from your kid's bedroom and encouraging them to participate in outdoor gaming activities. In addition, helping them learn about computers would be an ideal alternative.


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Dear Sir/Madam Why don`t you , Let people Eat what they like . Choose to do what they like in their own homes . Let them let theri children do what the parent feel is best . Stick your nose someplace else . Let people enjoy teir homes without you lot saying what peole should do . Pesonally . Children will do what they enjoy doing . Chocoate biscuits ,pop ,tv, nomal paddling pools ,the lot . so thats that !!!!!.
guest Tuesday, June 20, 2006
tv,games are fun and sometimes educational for kids. But parents should limit their child tv veiwing because too much can be detrimental.
guest Monday, December 5, 2005
i think we should let kids watch tv but not too much. parents should make it as a reward. if a child is done with his/her responsibility then they can watch tv.
guest Monday, December 5, 2005
i think you are all talking out of ur arses i think kids should be able to watch what they want when they want and not be so over protected
guest Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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