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sysadmin September 24th, 2001 20:23

1999.08.09 Television
 
Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that children under two not be allowed to watch television.

This radical idea has a solid scientific rationale. Kids don't interact with television sets- they need the direct attention of other people. This direct interaction stimulates the brain in a more desirable way than a television.

Do the pediatricians have proof? No. However, their idea needs to be seriously considered. Their is ample evidence that television- as it's been used in the past- has been associated with increased crime and racial predjudice by its viewers.


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