1) Zuckerman, Diana M., and Barry S. Zuckerman. “Television’s Impact On Children.” Pediatrics 75.2 (1985): 233. Academic Search Premier. Web. 2 Apr. 2012.
This article is about the major impact that television has on children in four main categories: children’s aggressive behavior, racial and sex-role stereotypes, decreased interest in reading and school activities, and poorer health habits and attitudes. I plan to use the section on children’s decreased interest in reading and school activities and possibly the racial and sex-role stereotypes as this may give insight into how television affects body images. These sections will be used to show television’s negative effects on children.
2) Lester-Britton, Roberta. “Young Children May Begin to Develop Eating Disorders by Watching TV.” Associated Counselors & Therapists. (2000): n. page.
This article is about how children as young as elementary students can develop eating problems by watching television. Television viewing increases children’s exposure to dieting images, ideas, and behaviors and children are more likely than adults to model viewed behaviors. There is also a study in this article that shows 6 to 8 year old girls and boys develop beliefs about the ideal body shape and fat stereotyping through watching their favorite characters on television. I plan to use the main points from this article to show that television affects children’s body image in a negative way as early on as elementary school.
3) Miller, Daphne. “Televisions effects on kids It can be harmful.” CNN Health . 20 August 1999: n. page. Web. 2 Apr. 2012. <http://articles.cnn.com/1999-08-20/health/9908_20_kids.tv.effects_1_televisions-effects-tv-violence-annenberg-public-policy-center?_s=PM:HEALTH>.
This article is about how television negatively impacts children’s development in many areas such as school performance, behavior, health, and sleeping habits. I plan to use the section of this article that talks about how viewing television is correlated with poor school performance because watching television takes away time from homework or having stimulating interactions with other people.
4) . “TV and Children: Television, Health, and Developement.” . University of Washington, n.d. Web. 15 Apr 2012. <http://depts.washington.edu/tvhealth/materials/third-party-resources/TV-Children-Television-Health-Development.pdf>.
This article is about how television affects the health and development of children. The article goes into the affects on brain development, school performance, physical health, and strategies on how to reduce the impact of children. I plan to use the section of the article that talks about how watching television impacts school performance and physical health.
5) E.J.M. “Of Many Things.” America 174.17 (1996): 2. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Apr. 2012.
This article is about the shocking number of hours children today watch television and how before television was invented people got a long just fine without this sedentary activity. This article also provides many statistics about the amount of time children spend watching television and what percentage of homes have television sets. I plan to use this article for their statistics.