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Australian researchers limit TV for kids

October 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Australian researchers have set drastic new guidelines limiting the amount of time children spend in front of the TV.They call for children younger than two years old to be banned from watching television or being exposed to any other electronic media.

For children two to five years old, the recommendation is only up to an hour of television a day.

Experts with Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital say watching TV stunts language development and shortens attention span. It also keeps children from being active and having social interaction with others.

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