What Children Learn


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    We learn from the world we live in, a lot more than from what they try to teach us in school, especially in our homes ... 

    From http://www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/tv&health.html

    Approximate number of studies examining TV's effects on children: 4,000

    Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful
    conversation with their children: 3.5

    Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680

    Percentage of day care centers that use TV during a typical day: 70

    Percentage of parents who would like to limit their children's TV watching: 73

    Percentage of 4-6 year-olds who, when asked to choose between watching TV
    and spending time with their fathers, preferred television: 54

    Hours per year the average American youth spends in school: 900 hours

    Hours per year the average American youth watches television: 1500
    Number of murders seen on TV by the time an average child finishes elementary school: 8,000

    Number of violent acts seen on TV by age 18: 200,000

    Percentage of Americans who believe TV violence helps precipitate real life mayhem: 79
    Number of 30-second TV commercials seen in a year by an average child: 20,000

    Number of TV commercials seen by the average person by age 65: 2 million

    Percentage of survey participants (1993) who said that TV commercials
    aimed at children make them too materialistic: 92

    Rank of food products/fast-food restaurants among TV advertisements to kids: 1

    Total spending by 100 leading TV advertisers in 1993: $15 billion

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