SMALL Screen: Big Impact

Sparrow, Joshua
April 2007
Scholastic Parent & Child;Apr2007, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p48
The article focuses on the importance of media literacy. According to a study conducted regarding television (TV) viewing, Americans watch TV for around seven hours a day. Therefore, by the time an average child will graduate from high school, he would have spent more than 15,000 hours watching TV, compared with having spent 11,000 hours in school. Prohibiting TV altogether may not be a viable solution. Instead children's television exposure can be limited.


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