Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | May 4, 2010

‘Long-term harm’ of too much TV for toddlers

From BBC:

Higher levels of TV viewing at two was linked to a lower level of engagement in the classroom and poor achievement in maths.

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  1. Correlation or causation?

    Not just being flippant; I’ve seen over the years TV linked to just about everything.

    It makes sense a family that lets their family watch TV would have a more sedentary lifestyle. But the study isn’t advising a particular amount of exercise or whatnot, it’s just advising limiting the amount of TV.

    Then there’s the socioeconomic class issue which has enormous effect on junk food/academics/etc. (and families which can’t afford to do much watch TV more), which I’m hoping they accounted for, but given my experience with these studies I doubt they did.


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