Day 23: Family Media Detox

From the TV Turnoff Network:

-According to the A.C. Nielsen Co. the average American watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV each day (that’s more than 52 days of nonstop TV-watching per year).

-By the age of 65 the average American will have spent nearly nine years glued to the tube.

-Parents spend 38.5 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children is 38.5.

-The number of videos rented daily in the United States is six million while the number of public library items checked out daily is three million. -The average American child sees 200,000 violent acts on television by the time he or she reaches the age of 18.

-Eighty percent of Hollywood executives believe there is a link between TV violence and real-life violence.

-An average child sees 30,000 TV commercials in a year.

-By the time s/he reaches the age of 65, the average American will have seen two million TV commercials

-While 59 percent of Americans can name The Three Stooges, only 17 percent can name three Supreme Court Justices.


2 responses to “Day 23: Family Media Detox

  1. For a minute there, I thought you were going to go into a round of “whatcha gonna do with all that junk, all that junk inside that trunk…”

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