TV Effects: How Much TV? Directory
Sure, a little TV is fine. But how much is too much? And with so many shows claiming to be educational, how do you know if putting your toddler in front of the TV is actually helping? While some TV time is fine, be sure to get up and exercise as many days as you can. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how TV affects kids, teens, and adults, how much TV is OK, how to motivate your family to exercise, and much more.
The Truth About Kids and Screen Time
Too much TV, computer, and gaming can lead to loss of sleep, weight gain, and depression. WebMD gives you tips for balancing screen time with exercise, socializing with friends, and sleeping.
5 Truths About Teens and Screens
Most teens spend a lot of time in front of a TV, computer or cell phone screen - and that affects mood, grades, physical health, and outlook. Here are suggestions for reducing your dependence on the screen.
Try This: Judge Good TV Shows
It’s OK for kids to watch some TV -- if it's good. WebMD gives you tips for deciding what's worth your TV time.
Is Too Much Television Really Harmful to Kids?
Is TV Really So Bad for Kids? Experts say it depends on what they're watching, and how much. And the key to keeping them safe and sound is monitoring their viewing, as well as your own.
Disarming the TV
Violent television programming is harming kids, experts say. The solution? Use the tube as a teaching tool.
Quality vs. Quantity: TV Guidelines for Kids
How does the amount and quality of TV-watching affect your child's development?
TV for Tots?
Experts talk about the pros and cons of letting very young children watch TV.
TV and Your Child's Weight
How does watching TV affect your child's weight? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.
Good Eye Health For Kids
Tips to keep your child’s eyesight in top shape.
AAP President on Screen Time for Kids
What is the truth about TV and electronics for kids? The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics has the answers.
How Much Time Does Your Teen Spend Looking at TVs, Computers, and Phones?
How can you set rules and drag your teen away from all those media screens?