Thursday, April 26, 2007
Could Your TV Be A Health Risk To Your Child
A psychologist is claiming that the television is "the greatest unacknowledged health threat of our time" with 15 separate risks to couch potato children.
THESE are the 15 harmful effects of TV on children:
Everything in moderation is okay. Dr. Sigman found that by the time kids reach adolescence they spent an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of a TV screen. He wants excessive screen media to be considered a major public health issue and feels that reducing television viewing must become the new priority for child health.
"Most of the damage linked to television screen viewing seems to occur beyond watching one to one-and-a-half hours per day, irrespective of the quality of the programme, yet the average child watches three to five times this amount." Dr. Sigman
Labels: children's health