Recent research show that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 3 decades.
Latest research suggests that children who have TVs in their bedroom are more likely to gain weight, compared with those who don’t.
– Source: JAMA Pediatrics
Other Study Details:
· Bedroom televisions were more common among boys and individuals with a lower parental educational level and family income.
· Children who reported having a bedroom TV also reported a higher exposure to television viewing, video games and movies.
· Bedroom TV may disrupt a child’s sleep pattern. Previous studies have shown that shorter sleep duration may be a cause of subsequent weight gain in children.
· Bedroom TVs may increase exposure to child-targeted food advertising.
Is it so critical that your child should have a TV in their bedroom?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against children having televisions in their bedroom.
For what it is worth, we don’t, in our home.