Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 38412
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
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2005/7/5 [Computer/Theory, Computer/SW] UID:38412 Activity:low
7/5     Time to kill your TV:
        \_ TV makes you stupid?  Who woulda thought?
        \_ I thought watching Barnie on Ch 9 help toddlers develop, so I
           regularly let my son watch it.  No?
           \_ No.
           \_ His future is now ruined.
           \_ Good grief, Barney is one of the worst things out there.  Talk
              about brain rot.  PBS has pretty much lost all good children
              programming (even Sesame Street is terrible these days).  I'd
              recomment the Noggin channel instead.
           \_ You're that old and you still believe in purple dinosaurs?
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Reuters TV is bad for children's education, studies say By Andrew Stern Mon Jul 4, 4:10 PM ET CHICAGO (Reuters) - The more time children spend watching television the poorer they perform academically, according to three studies published o n Monday. click here Excessive television viewing has been blamed for increasing rates of chil dhood obesity and for aggressive behavior, while its impact on schooling have been inconclusive, researchers said. But studies published on the topic in this month's Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine concluded television viewing tended to have an ad verse effect on academic pursuits. For instance, children in third grade (approximately 8 years old) who had televisions in their bedrooms -- and therefore watched more TV -- score d lower on standardized tests than those who did not have sets in their rooms. In contrast, the study found having a home computer with access to the In ternet resulted in comparatively higher test scores. "Consistently, those with a bedroom television but no home computer acces s had, on average, the lowest scores and those with home computer access but no bedroom television had the highest scores," wrote study author D ina Borzekowski of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. American homes with children have an average of nearly three televisions each, the report said, and children with televisions in their bedrooms a veraged nearly 13 hours of viewing a week compared to nearly 11 hours by children who did not have their own sets. The American Academy of Pediatrics has urged parents to limit children's television viewing to no more than one to two hours per day -- and to tr y to keep younger children away from TV altogether. LIMITED BENEFITS In two other studies published in the same journal, children who regularl y watched television before the age of 3 ended up with lower test scores later on, and children and adolescents who watched more television were less likely to go on to finish high school or earn a college degree. University of Washington researchers reported that 59 percent of US chi ldren younger than age 2 watch an average of 13 hours of television per day, though there is no programing of proven educational value for chil dren that young. Their analysis of 1,800 children over a decade showed television watching was linked to poorer cognitive development among children younger than 3 and between the ages of 6 and 7 TV watching appeared to help 3- to 5-year-olds with basic reading recogni tion and short-term memory, but not reading comprehension or mathematics , so the net effect of television watching is "limited in its beneficial impact," wrote study author Frederick Zimmerman. Similarly, Robert Hancox of the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand , found that children and adolescents who watched more television had le ss educational attainment regardless of their intelligence, socioeconomi c status or childhood behavioral problems. But condemning television as a vast wasteland -- government regulator New ton Minow's oft-quoted diatribe against the medium -- would be unfair as programing is not "monolithic," an editorial accompanying the studies s aid. "Parents should be encouraged to incorporate well-produced, age-appropria te educational TV into their children's lives. The more time children spend watching television the poorer they perf orm academically, according to three studies published on Monday. Excess ive television viewing has been blamed for increasing rates of childhood obesity and for aggressive behavior, while its impact on schooling have been inconclusive, researchers said. Philips LCD is displayed at a store in Seoul in this April 11, 2005 file photo. Republication or r edistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the pri or written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any error s or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon .