|Título||American Academy of Pediatrics: Children, adolescents, and television.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Corporate Authors||American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Public Education|
|Date Published||2001 Feb|
|Palavras-chave||Adolescent, Child, Child, Preschool, Health Status, Humans, Organizational Policy, Pediatrics, Physician's Role, Societies, Medical, Television, Violence|
This statement describes the possible negative health effects of television viewing on children and adolescents, such as violent or aggressive behavior, substance use, sexual activity, obesity, poor body image, and decreased school performance. In addition to the television ratings system and the v-chip (electronic device to block programming), media education is an effective approach to mitigating these potential problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a list of recommendations on this issue for pediatricians and for parents, the federal government, and the entertainment industry.