Television and Movies

In 2005, the Kaiser Family Foundation did a survey about how much time children and teens spend watching television and movies. They found:

  • Children under 6 years old watch 2 hours a day
  • Children and teens between ages 8 and 18 watch 4 hours a day

Since television is a big part of most children's lives, you might wonder what research has been done about the risks and benefits of watching TV.

On this website, you can learn what research has shown about these questions:


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