Australian Council on Children and the Media

Too much TV for children leads to anti-social adults February 25, 2013

A New Zealand study has found that children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults. Researchers found a strong correlation between childhood exposure to television and anti-social behaviour in young adults. The study is published online in the journal Pediatrics.

 

Robertson, L et al (2013) Childhood and adolescent television viewing and antisocial behavior in early adulthood Pediatrics Published online February 18, 2013