How long should school age children be allowed to watch TV daily?

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  1. jenbeach21 profile image70
    jenbeach21posted 10 years ago

    How long should school age children be allowed to watch TV daily?

  2. teaches12345 profile image81
    teaches12345posted 10 years ago

    The AMA suggests two hours tops which includes TV, videos, ipods, nintendo's, etc. On a school night it should probably be less and balanced between homework and family time.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 years ago

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  4. NarcononVistaBay profile image60
    NarcononVistaBayposted 10 years ago

    I think less than three times a week and no more than an hour. Also, parents should limit their time watching TV in front of their kids to set a good example.

  5. gamerbabe75 profile image60
    gamerbabe75posted 10 years ago

    We have what is called screen time in my house. This involves watching TV, computer use for leisure, video games, apps, or handheld video games. I would say no more than 2 hours per day. We rarely get that though with sports practice, dance, music lessons, and church activites each week. So, when our power was off for a week due to a wind storm -  the kids didn't even miss it! So, if you children could not live without electronics/technology for a week then there might be a problem.

  6. shivanchirakkal10 profile image58
    shivanchirakkal10posted 10 years ago

    I think parents to be follow time schedule to watch TV.When your children sit to study,it is not wise to tune the TV by the parent. It will  divert the concentration of your children. Restrict the child and enjoy yourself will slowly create a disobey behavior in your child or they simply go back from lessons and become back word in study.
    Time schedule for children as well as parent are more welcome in this concerned.

    1. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i  fully agree to yr answer. Parent should play the important role to children.

  7. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 10 years ago

    I allow my son to watch tv but he doesn't watch long, maybe an hour of his favorite educational program, not cartoons. He prefers to use computer and Ipad instead.

  8. jenbeach21 profile image70
    jenbeach21posted 10 years ago

    Thanks for all the input. I may be starting TV free Tuesdays as a way to cut back!


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