Davina McCall: television is bad for children - Telegraph
Watching television is bad for children
Fortunately for my son, it is a classic MYTH that television is bad for children. A study out of the University of Chicago revealed that TV is not a horrible thing for kids…in fact, it might just be good for them. Researchers have found that children who started watching television early on in their lives did better on cognitive testing than their counterparts who sat bored in the corner looking at books with their parents. Not surprisingly, this positive effect of TV was even more pronounced in children who grew up in households where English was not commonly spoken or where the mother had a lower educational background. In these situations, having a positive role model like Paris Hilton on the boob tube was instrumental in helping these kids develop normally. Furthermore, research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, indicates there is no link between the number of hours of television exposure and the symptoms of attention-deficit disorder. Thus, the next time your kid wants to go to the library, sit them down in front of a high-definition 62 inch LCD TV instead…
I, to a great extent, believe that television is bad for children
Television is bad for children because there are so many other things they could be doing (eg physical exercise, social life, school work etc) but instead they waste their time on useless shows. Initially, watching too much television leads to children or even people becoming lazy both physically and mentally. Rather than people becoming involved in a range of activities such as bike riding or playing outdoor games they instead stay back and peer at a television.