Are children missing out on anything if their family chooses not to have a television

Are children missing out on anything if their family chooses not to have a television

Posted 2014-07-22 by Carolyn Hoppingfollow
These days television is so much part of our lives that it's unusual for families not to have one. However, it's merit (or lack of) is often a topic of debate in educational and developmental psychology circles as to whether it's beneficial for children. Various arguments include that it stifles creativity, encourages violence (in vulnerable children if their viewing habits aren't monitored) and is a contributing factor towards the escalating rates of child obesity (as some children spend hours zoning out in front of the screen instead of actively playing outdoors).

In a nutshell, do you think television should be a part of every child's life, and do you think that they're missing out on anything if their families chooses not to have one? Do you personally believe that they stifle creativity, encourage violence, expose children to inappropriate language and behaviour, and contribute to child obesity?

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