Pediatricians Urge Parents to Turn off TV

The noise from television can harm a child’s cognitive function and social play, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Researchers found that the average child aged 8 months to 8 years is exposed to roughly four hours of background television in a 24-hour period. Children from the poorest families were exposed to nearly six hours of background TV.

The author of the study recommend turning off the TV when children are playing, going to bed, eating meals and when no one is watching it.

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