April 05, 2004

Growing up with TV

TV linked to kids’ attention problems: Take with the normal grain of salt for such studies, of course, but I wonder if this is true of all TV or just everything produced after MTV got popular (no shot more than three seconds, etc.)

Researchers have found that every hour preschoolers watch television each day boosts their chances -- by about 10 percent -- of developing attention deficit problems later in life.
The findings back up previous research showing that television can shorten attention spans and support American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that youngsters under age 2 not watch television.
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