In the next several days, I’m hopeful that headlines will highlight an issue I’ve talked about for years: wallpaper TV. That’s my term for the “background television” that reaches children an average of four hours each day.
Results of a comprehensive, national study will be presented in the next few days at a meeting in Phoenix of the International Communication Association. What does the research say? Exactly what I’ve observed for years: passive screen time it not good for kids.
The bottom line is clear: when you’re through watching TV, turn it off.