Any House Rules on Media Make a Difference

Only about three in ten young people say they have rules about how much time they can spend watching TV (28%) or playing video games (30%), and 36% say the same about using the computer.But when parents do set limits, children spend less time with media: those with any media rules consume nearly 3 hours…

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Parents: Your Home Needs Media Rules

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation offers some very useful information about media use in the home. They report that today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes to using entertainment media during a typical day. That is more than 53 hours a week!PositiveTip: Establish media rules for your home.…

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Hard-core Gamers Found to be Overweight and Sad!

When you think of hard-core video gamers, do you picture teenagers or 35 year old paunchy adults? A very revealing study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finds that the average gamer is in their thirties--not a teen. What is more startling is when children and teens become game players, it marks the beginning…

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