tvSmarter – Life in a TV Nation

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Finally, a long overdue update to tvSmarter. New look, and lots and lots of new links. Hope you check them out!

Here are a few examples:

“Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behavior”

“In fact, for years now, the adversarial gun and film industries have indirectly been in business together, using each other to sell their products even as they cudgel one another on the op-ed pages.”,,273609,00.html

“Electronic Screen Syndrome and the rise of mental disorders in children”

“High levels of Television viewing and low levels of physical were both independently associated with psychological distress. An additive effect was found in that the combination of high television viewing and low physical activity was associated with the highest levels of psychological distress.”

“The preschoolers who had TVs in their bedrooms or who were exposed to lots of background TV did poorer on the tests assessing theory of the mind, even after the researchers factored in controls for age and socioeconomic status of the parents.”

“British children who spend most time in front of televisions and computer screens have lower self-esteem and greater emotional problems, according to a study published today by Public Health England.”

“The Media Violence Commission’s research-based report concludes that the research clearly shows that media violence consumption increases the relative risk of aggression, defined as intentional harm to another person that could be verbal, relational, or physical.”

“High levels of violence in cartoons such as Scooby-Doo can make children more aggressive, researchers claimed yesterday. They found that animated shows aimed at youngsters often have more brutality than programmes broadcast for general audiences. And they said children copied and identified with fantasy characters just as much as they would with screen actors.”


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