TV viewing behaviour among preschoolers : implications for public health recommendations

Cox, Rachael, Skouteris, Helen, Dell'Aquila, Daniela, Hardy, Lousie L. and Rutherford, Leonie 2013, TV viewing behaviour among preschoolers : implications for public health recommendations, Journal of paediatrics and child health, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. E108-E111.

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Title TV viewing behaviour among preschoolers : implications for public health recommendations
Author(s) Cox, Rachael
Skouteris, Helen
Dell'Aquila, Daniela
Hardy, Lousie L.
Rutherford, Leonie
Journal name Journal of paediatrics and child health
Volume number 49
Issue number 2
Start page E108
End page E111
Total pages 4
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell Publishing
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2013-02
ISSN 1034-4810
1440-1754
Keyword(s) television
screen time
preschool children
behaviour and health
Summary Excessive television (TV) viewing in early childhood has been associated with adverse cognitive and behavioural outcomes.[1-3] A recent review of the literature revealed that TV viewing in the formative pre-school years has also been linked with other health concerns including sleep difficulties, increased aggression, anxiety and obesity.[4] Given that early childhood is the time in which the foundations for future behaviours and habits are established and evidence shows that TV behaviours track from early childhood to adolescence,[5] it is not surprising that there has been much interest in determining an ‘appropriate’ amount of screen time for pre-schoolers. The aim of this paper is to review current recommendations around Australian pre-school children's TV use and the implications of these guidelines when we consider current data pertaining to young children's TV viewing behaviour.
Language eng
Field of Research 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051518

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