The average 2-5 year old spends 32 hours a week in front of a TV set and 6-11 year olds spend an average of 28 hours.  Experts, Hank Moore and Sonja Estell discuss the affects of television on society and on the literacy and social well-being of our children.

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Research tells us that 60% of the population is functionally illiterate and 50% of corporate America is functionally illiterate.

We know that for children and teenagers, the more they are watching television the more it is their world… Without parents being present to have [value] conversations, TV is the role model.

15% of the current television newscasts aren’t even real news.


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