Navigation Links
Born into the Idiot Box Culture

American infants are avid television viewers, so much so that almost one in five babies rooms sport a television set. A parallel study also found that 40 percent of babies are sworn friends with the television by the age of 3 months and 90 percent by age 2.

According to a survey by University of Texas researchers, 63 percent of two and below two year old regularly watch TV; 54% can switch it on or off at will. On an average babies watch about one hour and 11 minutes each day- it was also observed that parents gave their children exclusive TV sets to avoid disturbance during their programmes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has cautioned against television for kids under two, as it is thought to interfere with brain development. Further it is thought to hamper development of social skills, which babies pick up with interaction.

Elizabeth Vandewater, the lead author of the University of Texas study, feels it is imperative for parents to vet the television programmes before kids watch them, as some of the programs telecast may not exactly be tailored for kids. In her opinion, some of the programs are deceptive.

Donald Shifrin, the current chair of the AAP's committee on communications, said, We stand by our recommendation to discourage and avoid, not forbid. We are basically conducting an uncontrolled experiment on nonverbal kids, and parents should be concerned about that. We are pleading with parents for at least prudence."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Low Cost Tissue Culture Vaccine For Encephalitis
2. Resident Physicians Need More Preparations To Treat Patients From Different Cultures
3. DNA Underwent Changes Due To Culture
4. Functional Taste Cells Cultured In Vitro
5. A three-dimensional Culture System ensures Female Fertility
6. Study IDs Protein That Inhibits HIV From Growing In Cell Cultures
7. Scientists Re-grow Dental Enamel from Cultured Cells
8. Warrior Culture in Los Angeles Police Force
9. Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study
10. Workplace Drinking Culture Influences Alcohol Intake Elsewhere
11. SKorea Launches Campaign to Curb Hard-drinking Culture
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/19/2017)... ... ... Braun Industries will be participating as an exhibitor at EMS Today 2017. ... 23-25, 2017 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake ... on display. , “JEMS is a leader in EMS news and education. ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... ... in better care, and MEDfx and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) have ... As the nation’s first state-wide health information exchange, DHIN stores and shares real-time ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Axendia, **FDAnews Free Webinar**, March 1, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 ... regulatory burden? Pay dividends in enhanced and predictable product performance? Streamline processes ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Butler Mobility invited Ken Matthews to visit its manufacturing ... Ken was impressed with the safety and reliability of the Stannah Stairlift as ... show. This endorsement by Ken Matthews can be heard on News Radio WHP ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter ... Show on the Pet Life Radio network. The episode, which was posted this ... topics including: what factors led to Park Cities Pet Sitter’s being awarded the 2017 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... Traditional medical devices include devices (e.g., ... implantables, large endoscopes, needle based drug delivery, lab based diagnostics ... to three decades for the treatment and management of various ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ) today announced ... Net income attributable to DaVita Inc. for ... million, or $0.80 per share and $880 million, or $4.29 ... to DaVita Inc. for the quarter and year ended December ... million, or $0.98 per share, and $789 million, or $3.85 ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... today announced that executive management will participate in the ... February 22-23, 2017. Adrian Adams , Chief Executive ... 1:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. ... the event may be accessed from the Investors section ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: