Kornblum, Janet. "Effects of TV on kids becoming less remote."
This article starts off talking about a child who is two years old, and wakes up ever morning wanting to watch a certain show. It sounds like an obsession, or addiction. Her parents are aware and try to get her involved in other things, and set rules for how much television she can watch. This article looks at children spending time in front of the computer too. This sounds like the same situation as spending time watching television. The article talks about children wanting to be inactive; they have lost an interest in sports and active activities. The article also back up information with statistics and the true life story continues though- out the report.
Miller, Karl E. "Children's Behavior Correlates with Television Viewing." American
Family Physician 67.3 (2003): 593-594. Wilson Web. RMC,
This article starts right at the beginning. It states how children learn, and by watching television what they are learning. It the states the problems with children watching television, i.e. a hard time separating real from fake, effects of behavior, distorting the image children have of the world, and several other things. A study was done on school aged children; the parents were asked to complete a questionnaire. The article then summarizes and reports the results of the questionnaire.
Miller, Karl E. "Television Viewing Time Increases Risk for Obesity in Children."
This article starts by stating that obesity is an increasing disease amongst our youth. It continues to relate the other sicknesses and problems that can arise form obesity. This article did a study, with a home interview and clinical examination for the children. Kids were asked about the viewing habits, physical activity and food consumption. The study tested kids who watched a lot of television, and those who did not view much. So the results were able to state whether or not children viewing small amounts of television are prone to obesity or not.
Singer, Mark I., Karen Slovak, Tracey Frierson, and Peter York. "Viewing Preferences,
Symptoms of Phychological Trauma, and Violent Behaviors Among Children
Who Watch Television."
37.10 (1998): 1041-1048. Wilson Web. RMC,
This article is just a study that was performed. They are looking at whether children viewing practices are connected to psychological trauma and aggressive behaviors. Tables with data analysis are included, so a reader can see a visual of how these topics are related. This article is set up exactly like a scientific research write up, so some information is hard to grasp, but it should be helpful in my writing.
"Summary:The Effects of Television." Changing the Channels. Changing the Channels. 22 Feb. 2006
This article looks at the impacts the television has on children. It breaks up each section to expand on the topics. These topics include media violence, portrayals of sexual exploitation and attitudes, impact on self- image, vulgarity and rudeness, intense and disturbing imagery, and passive watching- the couch potato syndrome. This article comments that many of these topics do overlap, and so do the solutions for helping your kids. The article gives brief explanations of each topic. A reader then has the option of going further and looking at each topic more in depth. Something I need to do, as part of continuing the research.