this story to me has all the classic marks of a ‘beat-up’..with claims watching television means children are less likely to gain university degrees..
if you believe this thesis you would have to accept that the difference of 0.8 of an hours viewing per day means the difference between no educational qualifications and a university degree..
what a crock..!
of course children (esp very young), shouldn’t just be parked in front of a television..
and personally, morning cartoons are one of my seven circles of hell..and aren’t an option..
but aside from that..if kids are doing ok at school..are playing/practising sport..etc..etc..(y’know. the commonsense stuff)..i don’t see any problem with them vegging out in front of a tube for a few hours at a stretch…
so many other factors, to my mind, have a far greater impact on educational results..like free education for starters…eh?..
go to source/story>> The New Zealand Herald