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In 2010, the Kaiser Family Foundation did a survey, which showed that television content is still the dominating media technology, although youth are consuming this content in different ways. Youth are watching live TV, time-shifted TV, DVDs/Videos, and TV on other platforms (such as the Internet, an iPod/MP3 player, or a cell phone). They found:

  • Youth ages 8-10 watch a total of 3 hours and 41 minutes of TV content per day
  • Youth ages 11-14 watch a total of 5 hours and 3 minutes of TV content per day
  • Youth ages 15-18 watch a total of 4 hours and 22 minutes of TV content per day
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Risks

During 50+ years of research on the effects of watching television and movies, researchers have discovered…

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Benefits

Television shows and movies can be powerful teachers. They can expose children to…

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Healthy Use

To help your child use television and movies safely, we recommend that you consider the following tips…

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