Children, adolescents, and television

Miriam E. Bar-On, Daniel D. Broughton, Susan Buttross, Suzanne Corrigan, Alberto Gedissman, M. Rosario González De Rivas, Michael Rich, Donald L. Shifrin, Michael Brody, Brian Wilcox, Marjorie Hogan, H. James Holroyd, Linda Reid, S. Norman Sherry, Victor Strasburger, Jennifer Stone

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This statement describes the possible negative health effects of television viewing on children and adolescents, such as violent or aggressive behavior, substance use, sexual activity, obesity, poor body image, and decreased school performance. In addition to the television ratings system and the v-chip (electronic device to block programming), media education is an effective approach to mitigating these potential problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a list of recommendations on this issue for pediatricians and for parents, the federal government, and the entertainment industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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