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Are any TV shows particularly harmful, like wrestling, or is watching 7th Heaven not a good idea, either?
Sixty percent of TV programs contain violence, so the more time people spend watching TV, the more violence they see. Even children's television has more than 20 acts of violence per hour.
How much TV a day is safe?
At age 14, we found the biggest jump was at one hour. The kids who watched more than one hour a day overall, combining boys and girls boys and girls
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What about a teenager who says, "I watch five hours, will I be OK?"
Remember, there are many factors that contribute to aggressive behavior, and TV is only one of them.
Why are teens especially vulnerable?
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`Fess up--how much TV do you watch?
I quit watching about a year and a half ago. I got sick of the angry political programs. I haven't missed it once.