Parenting - Digital Parenting | 0-18 yrs

Moderating Television Time


Television is one of the greatest inventions for mass communication. It provides us with informative and substance-filled news on various aspects. It is a wonderful source of entertainment as well. But why is it important to moderate TV time for children?

One of the biggest addictions seen among the children of the 21st century is gadget addiction. Television happens to be among the top five in this. Despite television being a great medium of learning and acquiring knowledge, children are also exposed to vulgar language, sex, violence, etc. The proliferation of advertisements also makes children very materialistic and many commercials are often stereotyped.

Too much screen time is bad for health as well. In the article, ‘Television: How It Can Affect Your Children,’ published in Fisher price, Dr Karen Sokal-Gutierrez mentions, “Studies have shown that the more TV children watch, the more likely they are to be overweight. When children spend, their free time lying around watching TV, they don't get the exercise they need. TV commercials also advertise candy, soda, and sugary cereals, encouraging children to eat high-calorie 'junk food.'”

Like the two sides of a coin, watching TV has its own advantages and disadvantages. While the advantages are many, the disadvantages cannot be neglected. Moderation is the only way to stay balanced. The following pages of the ClipBook, “Moderating television time” holds numerous solutions to all your worries.

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