17 March 2013

The shaming behind excessive TV use



Did you see the headlines on February 18? That TV and antisocial behaviour are linked? There was a lot of attention garnered by this recent study released from New Zealand that was published in Pediatrics. This study linked “excessive” television watching to antisocial and criminal behaviour.
What is impressive about this study is that it involved a large number of participants, 1,037 to be exact. All participants were born in New Zealand in 1972 and 1973. Even more impressive is that the participants were followed for 5 to 15 years tracking their TV watching hours.
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