How TV Affects Your Kid’s Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]

A new infographic (see embed below) shows some startling effects of the impact television has on kids and young children.

Key findings from the study include..

  • TV can discourage and replace reading, which fosters a child’s healthy brain development.
  • Excessive TV contributes to poor grades, sleep and behavior problems, and obesity.
  • Many television shows teach perpetuate stereotypes, display violent solutions to problems and promote mean behavior
  • TV can contribute to aggressive behavior, desenitization to voilence, nightmares and fear of being harmed.

So what are kids watching these days?

According to the infographic which is based on studies conducted by healthy children, California State University at Northridge, The University of Michigan Health System and American Academy of Pediatrics, topping the list of shows that children are watching these days are

  1. iCarly
  2. Degrassi: The Next Generation
  3. The Avengers
  4. Pretty Little Liars
  5. Power Ranges

Almost none of these shows have any educational value according to commonsensemedia.org

This Is Your Child’s Brain On Television [INFOGRAPHIC]

Source: Online Courses News

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