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Too Much Tv?

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:27 AM
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Many teens go home after school and sit down in front of the television, computer, or game system. When people get bored things can get ugly.

Each hour in front of the TV increased a child\'s chances of attention deficit disorder by 10%. Researchers at the Children\'s Hospital and Regional Medical Centre in Seattle have come up with interesting numbers on the health risk of watching TV. Children who were exposed to the unrealistic levels of stimulation at a young age continued to expect this in later life, leading to difficulty dealing with the slower pace of, importantly, school and homework.

Many other doctors agree with the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, such as Dr Dimitri Christakis. Dr Dimitri Christakis says, \"TV can cause the developing mind to experience unnatural levels of stimulation,”.   This was made worse by the rapid image change that television makers used to keep young children interested, Dr Christakis added.

These starling facts don’t stop with ADD. \"American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching TV,\" says The Kaiser Family Foundation.

Many organizations have started acts such as the Eye Timer. Eye Timer means reasonable time limits while watching television. This also helps develop time management skills

In a nutshell, television is not only a health problem but it’s also something that lessens time with society, and reality both of which are needed to grow into a successful adult.

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