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Hardy et al surveyed over 300 young teens about their TV viewing habits and found that 2/3 of the teens watched 2 or more hours of TV per day.  They found a number of factors correlated with this: 

  • Having siblings
  • Having access to pay television
  • Eating snacks while watching television
  • Watching television with parents
  • Having mothers who watched 2 or more hours per day

Hardy et al conclude by suggesting that interventions should target family viewing practices as a whole instead of teens’ individual viewing. 

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