TELEVISION: Through a Child's Eyes

How does TV really affect the kids? Not quite so badly as many parents fear, reported three British sociologists last week in a thick new book, Television and the Child (sponsored by Britain's Ford-like Nuffield Foundation). For three years, in five English cities, the researchers studied 4,500 children (ages: 10-14) who spent more time (an average two hours daily) watching TV than on any other home activity. Some of the conclusions:

¶The more satisfying a child's life and the more intelligent he is, the less he views TV. Even heavy viewing does not necessarily make most children more aggressive...

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