TEDxRainier - Dimitri Christakis - Media and Children

  • Опубликовано: 29 дек 2011
  • Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, parent, and researcher whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Комментарии • 170

  • Emmy Gustafson
    Emmy Gustafson 3 дня назад

    Its dr. Lipshits!

  • Scott Henderson
    Scott Henderson 3 месяца назад

    Very interesting

  • K G
    K G 3 месяца назад

    I miss Mr. Rogers. One of my favorite shows as a kid. :-)

  • Shavenirl
    Shavenirl 4 месяца назад

    My right ear is lonely

  • josi
    josi 5 месяцев назад

    alguém tem em português?

  • Doctor Astronomy
    Doctor Astronomy 5 месяцев назад

    I watched this on TV!

  • nusrat jahan
    nusrat jahan 5 месяцев назад

    My son shows autism sign behave after watching tv for 4 to 16 hours a day for 2 y 2 m of age . He can not stop doing unusual movement

  • Debbie Hanson
    Debbie Hanson 5 месяцев назад

    One of the best research projects. Television viewing really does cause delays and behavior issues for young children.

  • Lauren Stanley
    Lauren Stanley 7 месяцев назад

    He's pretty funny. I enjoyed listening to this and learned some stuff. Technically we might be lower income but my son scores advanced on everything but it really doesn't matter. I am just happy he is healthy! I put educational games on my ipad for my son and turn off the wifi and allow him to play those sometimes. They're matching shapes and letters and numbers and stuff like that...but I don't allow my toddler to watch anything til the end of the day for less than half an hour a day. I encourage him to play with toys and set up play stuff for him! We do playdough and painting and lots of stuff like that that I buy at the dollar store...I do use the media time as motivation for him to get through his bedtime routine and picking up his toys. We read almost every night the library is the best cheap source of books! They always have books for sale for like ten cents a book or somtimes $1/book...I think media time is a treat. But some educational media I feel is good but definitely not to be used in excess. We like Max the train, and Sesame street...Ok that's what works for us...He's two and half. I think I will use media time with caution after hearing this though. :)

  • Ehrenfried
    Ehrenfried 10 месяцев назад

    What about older children watching TV?

  • Kemily Play
    Kemily Play Год назад


  • Yordanos Gnaro
    Yordanos Gnaro Год назад

    My son loves the game roblox try it out sorry about saying this it is just a good game for nite so sorry

  • Mikayla Merigan
    Mikayla Merigan Год назад

    The point of this TED talk isn't to say that technology or media is inherently bad. It's just providing a conclusion from research on the effects of fast-paced media on childhood development. This talk gives off the message of knowing what your child is learning and interacting with.

  • WalkingJOker
    WalkingJOker Год назад

    his lips smacking KILLS ME!!!!!!!!!! im gonna have ADHD becuz of it now. great lecture tho

  • I'm Gruwidge
    I'm Gruwidge Год назад +5

    There is a lot of people here that are saying to not let their child watch any television but i disagree. Not all television is bad for children (i.e. like they showed Mister Rodgers), however what a child watches before the age of three should be heavely monitored, and more time should be spent playing with the child compared to time watching television.
    The media can teach children many things, but can also do them harm, there are good sides and bad sides. Some PSA's in children shows can educate the child, but also some more violent media can make the child normalise violence. You need to separate the good from the bad. For a 3 year old, the Powerpuff movie would be over stimulating but for a 8 or 9 year old it should not be too damageing.
    At the age of 7, i think maybe at max 3 hours of television during a week day shouldn't be that bad as long as the child is also playing with their parent or other children.

  • WafflesOWNz Archive
    WafflesOWNz Archive Год назад +7

    -Cartoons made with the purpose of entertainment are NOT made for ages 0-3.
    -There are many pros and cons with having ADD. Adults with ADD function fine with living, but the problem is that they don't learn things the same way other people do, and society sticks to lectures and readings as the only way to teach. There are many people with ADD/ADHD with incredible accomplishments that use their creativity and problem solving skills.
    -It is important not to leave your child addicted to ANYTHING and always spend time with them. THIS DOES NOT MEAN SHUT THEM OFF FROM TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA ENTIRELY!
    -The blocks experiment was off topic. Of course it's better to train your brain and interact with parents than to do nothing.
    -In conclusion: play with your children, let them use technology, ADD is not the end of the world (nor will a controlled amount of media cause it), and make sure they watch cartoon network only after age 5 or so because the target demographic is pre-teen.

  • Winter Star
    Winter Star Год назад

    Rapid scene changes, much less, showing sheep at a weird angle, interspersing puppet/animation and real scenes, etc....guaranteed to trigger weird developments.
    There was huge change in minds/development between non-literate to literate transitions in history. Changes in mind-wiring have been coming faster and faster, with new tech developments. Now, whole generations of people with attention spans of gnats; and for some reason, this is happening to adults, too.
    MAYbe electronics are Not what they're cracked up to be.
    MAYbe we really need to keep our paper books, that can be taken with us almost anywhere, and read, say, sitting out in actual nature. MAYbe, all the kids with high-functioning ASD, could have some better adjustment, by spending more time in nature.
    PLEASE bring back Mr. Rogers! It's invaluable!
    Any who still believe that all the violence, in all forms of media, are safe, are deluded.

  • Loretta Muhammad
    Loretta Muhammad 2 года назад +2

    Is it possible to reduce this damage?

    • I'm Gruwidge
      I'm Gruwidge Год назад

      more cognitive activities with your child reduces the likeliness by 30% and hour

  • Brice Brown
    Brice Brown 2 года назад +1

    Yeah Baby McDonald was part of the later series which was much worse. The Ones made from before 2000 are much better at stimulation. Julie Clark knows how to treat children, not Disney.

    • Kids Unplugged
      Kids Unplugged 6 месяцев назад

      This is really beautiful. Seeing there are still parents out there who believe that Kids shouldn't have unlimited screen time in the guise of educational apps. Yes we all want our kids to be Happy and healthy. But parents, WE ARE ALL tired and often, our actions show that what we really want for our kids to be quietly occupied not HAPPY and HEALTHY.
      For centuries that was achieved through rocks and sticks and imaginations, comic books and a bit of tv. And now we have the iPad and the smartphones. But while they are great restaurant distractions, do you ever wonder what those touchscreens are doing in those growing little brains?
      Cyberbullying is also very prevalent among teens nowadays which is causing anxiety, depression and unfortunately suicide. :( This is the kind of monster we are breeding EVERYTIME we say “But it’s just easier to plop them down with the iPad.” Or, “They’ll throw a fit if they don’t get to play with my iPhone.”
      Really this has got to stop before anything tragic happens to our kids.

  • Rup Tratin
    Rup Tratin 2 года назад +1

    Hey, a TED talk that isn't garbage. nice

  • Julie Worley
    Julie Worley 2 года назад +1

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  • Sotheby's International Realty: Desiree Lapin

    Here at an LAUSD Gifted and Talented Presentation and Dr. Lucy Hunt recommends this. www.parentseducationleague.org

  • Salmon_Sweet
    Salmon_Sweet 3 года назад +3


  • Bene Ramirez
    Bene Ramirez 3 года назад +3

    Here is their article. www.nature.com/articles/srep00546

    • Endri X
      Endri X 3 года назад +1

      +Bene Ramirez Thanks!

  • EPOS
    EPOS 3 года назад +3

    So the only data that backs up Dimitri's claims are lab rats? Have some real data for validity please.

    • Bryan Park
      Bryan Park 2 года назад +4

      +EPOS It's a common mistake to misunderstand validity and what it means to those in academia. In EPOS's defence let me educate Danielle and dfjr1990 about science.
      Validity refers to whether or not a test measures what it is supposed to measure. Google validity and reliability. It confirms what I've learned from my education (which you probably paid for and I am grateful for) reinforced over many years. You will find plenty of support for that definition of validity in the context of application of the scientific method and data analysis.
      SO. If the takeaway from the children's study is that early exposure is critical to language development, then this wasn't the way to test it. If you really think about it, the children's study proves that if you spend more time communicating with your child, your child will communicate earlier (not better *JUST* earlier). He has to prove that children who got blocks early learned language faster than children who got blocks later on, and nothing else affected those results. But in his presentation he gave away an obvious 'confounding variable' (you should learn that one too on top of validity and reliability) and that was communication with parents. If the children spent more time with their parents, especially if those parents are trying to communicate via 'bloctivities', then of course the children who spent more time with parents attempting to communicate to their children are going to communicate better. The speaker set it up so that it was seemingly the early exposure versus the late exposure that made the difference in language ability, but this experiment set-up is invalid because he did not account for the third variable of time spent with a parent attempting to communicate with their child. Anyone paying attention will point out the invalidity of the test and request that he remove the parental variable from the test and re-do the study.
      You may have fallen into a common pitfall that because it was 'randomized' it was a scientifically robust study but I think I can fairly speak for others in academia that this isn't a valid study.
      The Lab Rat data is valid because it measures difference in behavior between a control group and an experimental group. It measures exactly what it's supposed to measure, which was that overstimulated mice tended to act differently than normal mice. In this case, Dimitri did a good job on making a valid test.
      His conclusion on the novelty test though is unsupported. Without further study, one cannot say why and how overstimulation has caused this difference, but only prove that it DOES. Why do you believe he can differentiate whether or not a mice knows a novel object? Perhaps the overstimulated mice had already fully understood the novelty of the object. If you were to apply that to humans, it's like saying your overstimulated kid memorized the multiplication table faster than the normally stimulated kid. That could then be a good thing and you should keep your kid locked up in a TV room with surround sound speakers (please don't, i was being sarcastic. Too much of anything is bad and we all know this). How does one measure the presence of 'care' about an object in mice? Can he ask the mice if it cares? No. So where did he get that conclusion? How did he know that the overstimulated mice was taking more risk and not learning faster than the normal mice that the center of the box was actually a safe area (yes, mice learn. This has been proven many many times. Get over it if you don't believe me). His conclusions are covered in his own bias, which is a big no-no in science.
      And there was no methods provided for the TV and attention problems at age 7. He said they tested it, but he didn't illuminate on how they tested it. Was there a control group? How did they pick the sample? What's the sample size? These and many other questions to judge whether or not the test was valid were left unanswered. Although I want to believe that study was valid, without knowing the methods we cannot accurately judge that. So for that one we'll just say fine, but take it with a grain of salt that this tv study may also be invalid based on his track record. And if I really wanted to go into further research, then I would search the known databases for his publications and read them myself. That's how fact-checking works.
      And the best part is, if you didn't read all that carefully, Danielle and dfjr1990, perhaps you too watched too much as a child and are brainwashed. Before you say someone's wrong, make sure you're right. And if you're wrong, do not be prideful and be quick to admit it. That's what I've learned in school. Just because the speaker is a pediatrician, researcher, and parent, if he doesn't do research properly or show that it was done properly then he is potentially trying to mislead you.
      Have a nice day and I hope you all learned something about science.
      Now let's go finish my paper on effects of technology on child development.

    • dfjr1990
      dfjr1990 3 года назад +3

      +EPOS You're an example of people who are brainwashed to the point where their ego clouds their ideology

    • Endevide
      Endevide 3 года назад +2

      +EPOS From 14:10 he talks about the study with the children.

    • Danielle Guerra
      Danielle Guerra 3 года назад +8

      I guess you conveniently tuned out the parts where he talked about studies involving actual children.
      Perhaps you watched too much as a child.

  • bstad4321
    bstad4321 4 года назад

    This is a great video, but I just can't get past his cotton mouth smacking every time he speaks. This is exactly why having some water on hand while presenting is a great idea.

  • Marshallizer
    Marshallizer 4 года назад +4

    it's impossible for a child not to be exposed to media unless there is some kind of extreme circumstance. it does take time and repetition for the media training to take place and the creation of desire doesn't happen in one view. I don't think we ever outgrow "play" or "toys." We're led along and trained to develop finer tastes that are more expensive. children's media is the boot camp for adult media. the parallels between kids media and adult media are outstanding because the kids' media is exactly where the training takes place. toy and media makers are about keeping business going. so training kids at a young age to adapt certain habits in a certain way helps them to grow up to be the perfect type of consumers who will respond on cue. i think modern technology gets too much credit for helping us in becoming imaginative. it may help some people, but for the most part it made a generation of gullible consumers even more passive.

  • k8reed
    k8reed 4 года назад +2

    Great lecture!

  • Pastor Pitcher
    Pastor Pitcher 4 года назад +23

    So glad for a friend sending this to me. It truly takes a village to raise a child.

    • Kids Unplugged
      Kids Unplugged 6 месяцев назад

      It does take a village. And it is inspiring to see there are other moms out there who also believe that Kids shouldn't have unlimited screen time in the guise of educational apps. This is soo inspiring!
      Cyberbullying is also very prevalent among teens nowadays which is causing anxiety, depression and unfortunately suicide. :( This is the kind of monster we are breeding EVERYTIME we say “But it’s just easier to plop them down with the iPad.” Or, “They’ll throw a fit if they don’t get to play with my iPhone.”
      Really this has got to stop before anything tragic happens to our kids.

  • \/ibestr
    \/ibestr 4 года назад +3

    i was hoping he'd talk more about violent and/or sexual content children get exposed to on television. if something is disturbing, i imagine that would have an effect on our overall ability to focus.

  • Sriram V
    Sriram V 4 года назад


  • lekristajojo
    lekristajojo 5 лет назад +4

    Wow... Doopelganger of Joe Mantegna...

    • Endevide
      Endevide 3 года назад

      +lekristajojo Really? O.o

    • Christine Alex
      Christine Alex 3 года назад +1

      +lekristajojo Wow I was just thinking that!!!

  • Elisa Pitashny
    Elisa Pitashny 5 лет назад +8

    Media serves the parents not the children

  • Gunnar Leifsson
    Gunnar Leifsson 5 лет назад +1

    I wonder if the effects hold for slightly older children watching fast paced tv/movies.I would think that they do.

    • TheCashhawk
      TheCashhawk 4 года назад +1

      Not as much as when the child is below 4 years. It is during the first 4 years of life when interactions with the world help form the lasting brain connections in children. If a child never watched television until they were 5 or 6, their brain development wouldn't be as affected as a 0 - 4 year old.

  • Inspiring stuff
    Inspiring stuff 5 лет назад +3

    And viola... Rising rates of childhood ADHD is explained

    • \/ibestr
      \/ibestr 4 года назад +2

      correlation vs causation debate. i don't believe genes make you act in any particular way...just propensity as brought about by environment which the article mentioned. thanks for the feeback.

    • Jan Hendon
      Jan Hendon 4 года назад +1

      +o shah I am ADHD, it is a neurological disorder, usually inherited, that we are born with
      What the Tedx talk demonstrates is the adverse effect on the developing brain of babies, who are exposed to TV in their early years, which then leads to problems with attention in later life. Problems with attention is only one aspect of ADHD...

    • \/ibestr
      \/ibestr 4 года назад

      is ADHD more of a manufactured and modern disorder or can someone be actually born with it?

  • Katie Anderson
    Katie Anderson 5 лет назад +27

    read them books people! kids love books! No ipads, games or longs tv hours for my kids, let them be kids, let them play outside on the grass with balls, rocks etc, get dirty and tired! I hate media and all kinds of ipad games no matter how they tell me that the games could be good for the kids!

  • Matthew Hennigar
    Matthew Hennigar 5 лет назад +2

    Was Mr. Christakis' study of children and screen time controlled against high soft drink (caffeine and sugar) consumption? There may be a similar correlation

  • weesh
    weesh 5 лет назад

    it seems that this is a problem for adults as well...I wonder what you can do to reverse it?

  • weesh
    weesh 5 лет назад +9

    Mr Rogers was a super hero. Love that guy.

  • Joy Smith
    Joy Smith 5 лет назад +1

    It's such a huge topic. This talk was about attention span, which is important. Too much screen time, no matter the content, can affect a child's eyesight and ability to sleep as well. Which is why I worry about schools giving their Kindergarteners iPads. It's an untested field we are entering.

  • Joy Smith
    Joy Smith 5 лет назад +1

    The point where he says that "educational" programming didn't make a difference in attention span should have been clarified. "Baby Einstein" was bad, according to the parameters in his talk, because of the pacing of scene changes. But "Baby Einstein" is promoted as, and commonly thought of as, "educational" because of its content. Would have liked more clarification on this point. Does content count, or is it only pacing that counts?

  • PizzaLover
    PizzaLover 5 лет назад

    I think it is right that we condition ourselves to expect stimuli. Why? well because if you don't we wont be capable of taking in all the media that is going to bombard us in the future and be able to sort it fast and efficiently. This sitting down in a class room and reading a book is degenerative, wouldn't it make more sense to ba able to use the most of your mind at all times? There should always be a time of relaxation regular amounts of sleep, but that's hard.

  • ligitpoker
    ligitpoker 5 лет назад

    Mozart is like sex for the ears and soul.

  • ligitpoker
    ligitpoker 5 лет назад

    I feel less negative about getting old seeing that small downward slope...we go back to being a teenager, that poops his pants and owns guns and a car!

  • Tommy8843
    Tommy8843 5 лет назад +2

    If you don't already know that TV/Baby Einstein/Violence are bad for your kid while that social interaction and book reading is good for them - you likely have much bigger problems.

  • Amanda Taylor
    Amanda Taylor 5 лет назад

    I wish more parents would watch this!

  • Sandra Kia
    Sandra Kia 5 лет назад

    Now i see what mistake i have done with my first child. I will not do the same with my second child.

  • Ashtyn Kitty
    Ashtyn Kitty 6 лет назад

    Ah. I see. And I wasn't trying to call you out or anything. I was just curious. Also, I would think that if your children are proud of you, and from what you say about being a parent, then that makes you a good parent.

  • Ashtyn Kitty
    Ashtyn Kitty 6 лет назад

    So not to be rude, but then what is the point you are trying to make? I'm simply saying that you can find good and bad parents everywhere regardless of social status. Money and number of children does not dictate how much or how less you love and interact with your child (at least it shouldn't, in my opinion). Also in a previous post you mention you have 6 children. The norm is 2 I believe; so where are you placing yourself? I would assume that you also think your a good parent?

  • Ashtyn Kitty
    Ashtyn Kitty 6 лет назад

    really? rich parents are better? these would be the rich parents that are buying their children ipads and letting them watch tv, not read them read books or play with them, what christakis said was low income... there is a difference between low income, middle income and rich... money has nothing to do with how good of a parent you are, i've met a lot of shitty rich parents and a lot of shitty low income parents, in contrast there are a lot of great parents from each income family...

  • Rama F
    Rama F 6 лет назад

    and confirms that rich parents are better parents. But we already knew that too.

    SLAVESweARE 6 лет назад +1

    "What we have here is a guy who found a path to celebrity by telling parents what they want to hear"....
    Because every parent I know LOVES to use television as the surrogate babysitter...Every parent I know has bought their child 100 Disney DVD's by the time their child is of school age...
    You want real science? How about every day observation?
    I have 3 kids... HOW ABOUT YOU?

    Everything Dr. Christakis speaks of I have observed first hand with my children...

  • tuuky
    tuuky 6 лет назад +1

    Feynman is one of my heroes, which is the main reason I'm replying to you. While I understand what he means by the rigors of science, one cannot dismiss the work of social scientists based on a 16 minute TED talk. Dr. Christakis has dedicated his career to studying the effects of media in children. He and others have conducted MANY studies and there are many correlations that provide interesting questions in these studies. I know there are quacks doing pseudoscience out there, but this isn't one

  • olimario
    olimario 6 лет назад +1

    12 people couldn't sit through the entire video and disliked it.

  • olimario
    olimario 6 лет назад

    This video confirms what any good parents already knows instinctively.
    Read your kid a book and interact with them. Don't let TV babysit.

  • SantosHypnotherapy
    SantosHypnotherapy 6 лет назад

    I think this was a great talk. No wonder why I feel so overwhelmed by certain pre-teen & teen shows that I happen to stumble upon sometimes while trying to find something to watch on tv. The kid actors there seem to be so hyper-active and it's difficult to keep yourself focused on anything...And don't get me started with all the colorful costumes and all the background sounds on those shows. I always find myself drifting towards watching PBS shows...

    PARASNIP 6 лет назад

    hahahah, priceless. love the username btw!

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    And guess who's heading up FDA,CIA,Congress,Pentagon and anything else you can imagine (always the banks who financed and started all wars for profit). Do you expect 'them' to suddenly change a habit of eternity and stop anything they've been doing and plan to do? It's 'we' who 'have to do something about it'. By stopping our consent, stop taking these poisons and take personal responsibility for our thoughts, actions, health, life.Simple.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    If you are genuine, you really need to take a big reality-check on how this gig is run and by whom for what purpose.The same Nazi(Jew) 'scientists' torturing Germans in the camps via 'medical' experiments were forcing inmates to ingest lethal doses of poisons.Fluoride was a waste product,found to induce compliance, docility,zombies.Those Nazi(Jew)s were relocated to America to head up APA,The Manhattan project and further live human experimentation using trauma-based mind-control (electroshock).

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    that takes the biscuit for conceited arrogance; you testing me.LOL!Who are the 'they' you expect to be doing something about it? The 'they' who know it's a great idea to dump a toxic by-product of the alluminium industry into water supplies,psyche meds/pharmaceuticals,taking dosh from taxes whilst of course, completely dumbing down the public? Do you expect the FDA to 'do' anything for public 'health'?The only thing 'they' will do is increase the dose - sound business.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    oh, please, just do the research and you'll find all the answers to your questions.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    Knowledge was gleaned BEFORE advent of internet but is now accessible to even the most ignorant; all for the asking.One of the effects of fluoride on the mind and brain is the inability to 'question' anything. In the time it took you to regurgitate this drivel, you could have found out for yourself how dentists and doctors are inDOCTRINATED to pass their tests. My dentist says nothing and if he did, do I care? I know the science and the facts.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    Well, sonny jim, you jus' carry on doing that fluoride and having all those memory problems.All you have to do is type in a search engine a QUESTION like .... duh ... i dunno...."the history of fluoride" (nuclear) or say "use of fluoride in nazi camps" or duh,,,,,,"Is Fluoride a nuerotoxin"? or "the effects of fluoride on the brain' BUT you're so far gone, just listen to that nice dentists who gets paid to fuck your teeth up. You're obviously already brain dead, so it works!

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    Fluoride destroys tooth enamal and you can reduce intatake by purchasing non-floridated toothpaste and specialist filters for drinking water. Still, I'm not the one with a problem with attention deficit of memory.

  • joeybaloney
    joeybaloney 6 лет назад

    10 people have attention deficit disorder

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    No surprise on Stravinsky - psychopathic. Wonder what effect on the neural pathways electric shock has on a newborn, as so many receive a 5 minute brain shock after delivery within certain groups/cults as standard procedure for mind programming and a lifetime of electroshock to implant instructions/programmes into the subconscious and to erase them from the conscious. Electroshock 'therapies' destroy 'self' awareness and suppress/destroy memory of abuse etc - pure torture.Interesting video.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    soft drinks, especially soda and particular diet coke are impregnated with nuerotoxins aspartime and formaldahyde; a major contributory factor of those effects, as is flueride in water, toothpaste and mouthwashes.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    An additional 100,000 didn't bother to rate, either way. If this is a measurement of 'awareness' levels, it's a pretty dismal percentile.

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    Then, in 2000, I was chatting with someone who asked me if I'd read 'Four Arguments For The Elimination of Television' and I would highly recommend anyone to read this; it is a powerful and transforming realisation. Anything exploring/exposing this addictive/hynotic mind machine is of high value. They couldn't control us without their Me_Jah!

  • PavlovsBitch
    PavlovsBitch 6 лет назад

    I, like everyone else was raised on TV and a TV-addict. Until someone planted a seed in 1997. A woman unexpectedly stayed with me for a week and as she did not watch TV, I moved the set into my bedroom. I didn't understand the harm with it or why she didn't watch it and can't remember what she said.But it bugged me, like all new ideas did and do. Within months, I was watching less and less, then one day, didn't turn it on at all, then a week, a month and finally got rid of it; too busy living.

  • Vasja Stankovic
    Vasja Stankovic 6 лет назад

    ...Dugo sam razmišljao kako da ti odgovorim. Na kraju sam shvatio da bih u samo nekoliko jednostavnih RU-clip redova morao da sažmem suštinsku razliku između tebe i mene očigledno veliku k'o sam univerzum. To je, naravno, nemoguće. Ti i ja se nikada ne bismo razumeli. Ti i ja ne pripadamo istoj zemlji, a kamoli "demokratskom društvu". Savetujem ti da pronađeš nekog drugog na koga će tvoje reči imati više uticaja, bilo na Internetu ili uživo. Želim ti mnogo sreće u tome, pozdrav.

  • PhoenixFlammeus
    PhoenixFlammeus 6 лет назад

    Bravo. Misliš da radiš pravu stvar, a u stvari ostavljaš svoje prijatelje i porodicu u rukama ignorantnih idiota. Ako već imaš glas u ovom demokratskom društvu, iskoristi ga. Zbog nezainteresovanih ljudi kao što si ti, naša zemlja propada.

    PARASNIP 6 лет назад

    10 overstilumated assholes couldnt focus long enough to like this video

  • Mitch GRIES
    Mitch GRIES 6 лет назад

    talk about facebook

  • Barbielle
    Barbielle 6 лет назад

    I totally agree! Parents need to spend more quality time with their young ones and not give them to TV. I know it's not an easy task but well worth it at the end.

  • Michael Moore
    Michael Moore 6 лет назад

    this couldn't be any closer to the truth

  • TheFoxfeather
    TheFoxfeather 6 лет назад

    OMG so this guy that I used to see in television lol and not even understand what he was doing was called Mr. Rogers XD OMG this brings back many memories!

  • Noemi Garcia
    Noemi Garcia 7 лет назад

    Do you have more children videos??

  • Noemi Garcia
    Noemi Garcia 7 лет назад

    Wow this is an eye opener! Thank You! =]

  • Nadya Booyse
    Nadya Booyse 7 лет назад

    what an eye opener, with regards to info, but on some level I knew this already. My child was not exposed to television until she was 2 and she does not like watching cartoons now, only full length movies. And she still only gets to watch tv about once a week, sometimes not at all. We also don't have normal tv, so there are no adverts, we only have DVD's. I think that is rather good, considering that we are a normal technological family.

  • Ascheriit
    Ascheriit 7 лет назад

    @capgains I don't have attention disorder, but ASPD. So... boredom, easily distracted, forget things, don't finish/frequently switching from one activity to another.

  • sinthetix1
    sinthetix1 7 лет назад

    @convexation1 no, because, they do not understand what he is talking about. humans have tendention to remember only the funny parts in the presentation, and most important things are boring to them.

  • Aeolistify
    Aeolistify 7 лет назад

    @convexation1 Correlation is not causation... the exception proves the rule... any more you want to throw at me? Sounds to me like you may just be trying to justify time wasted. This study is simply common sense, backed up with facts.
    And I'm not some anti-technology freak. In fact, my degree is in ICT, majoring in programming and minoring in management. Just in case you might have been tempted to jump to that conclusion.

  • stlilith
    stlilith 7 лет назад +1

    What's worse is that learning anything while sitting down and listening to someone talk is the worst way to learn. And yet schools do it all the time, everywhere.

  • Rabbi Zyklon Brausebadstein
    Rabbi Zyklon Brausebadstein 7 лет назад

    @capgains You don't learn things very easily, your education suffers and you end up working in a meatpacking factory whilst getting into barroom brawls every friday night. Saturdays are reserved for your serial killing activities.

  • seacReq1234
    seacReq1234 7 лет назад

    @VasjaStankovic Absolutely. My path follows yours to a tee

  • olimario
    olimario 7 лет назад

    Well, the evidence is pretty impressive.
    I suspect this will lead to even more studies with the same general conclusion.

  • capgains
    capgains 7 лет назад

    To all out there who are adults, what are the consequences of having an attention disorder?

  • Rick Jansen
    Rick Jansen 7 лет назад

    yeah, and what about the people who live 200 years ago and didn't have any tv or other media, they were much smarter en learned much better than the people now?

  • lamintak
    lamintak 7 лет назад

    Regarding the clip from Baby Einstein that plays from 5:40 - 6:00, Dimitri says that there were seven scene changes. Does anybody else think that's an inaccurate statement?

  • TheNicerDicer
    TheNicerDicer 7 лет назад

    @MartialShot people like you, and the amount of them, is what I hate about society

  • zeeslot
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  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    @MartialShot None of my comments appear to be marked as spam. And I'm sorry but I haven't googled any of those things, you can find those in any introduction to psychology textbook. You should try researching basic psychology sometime, you may learn something valuable. In the meantime I'll leave you to your pseudoscience.

  • Aeolistify
    Aeolistify 7 лет назад

    They're only just discovering this now?
    I was raised with no TV receiver in the house for this precise reason. We watched movies every now and then, but only ever as a family bonding time.
    I'm now a student at a polytechnic and will have a masters degree by the time I'm 21, if all goes to plan.
    When I have kids, there will be no TV in the house.

  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    @MartialShot Not thinking outside the box? Most people never even consider these ideas. Only the few with enough common sense to take the time to think about it actually come to the rational conclusion that television causes ADD. I have no doubt that you're successful (although apparently you struggle with grammar); nobody is claiming that watching TV affects everyone to the same degree. But it has a more pronounced effect on some than on others.

  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    @MartialShot Looks like somebody's mad that all his TV watching is actually unhealthy! There's nothing narrow-minded about science. The "rapid transition of images" causes children to "expect higher amounts of sensory stimulation." This is true of course. That's why so many kids can't pay attention to anything, they get distracted by every little thing. TV is the direct and only cause of ADD.

  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    @zakariski Well said!

  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    @098765431 Stimulating lights, sounds and colours. Attracts little kids for the same reason a marching band does, only a marching band doesn't give your children ADD.

  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    @MartialShot HIS theories? They're not just his dude. They're pretty common and accepted.

  • osriodore
    osriodore 7 лет назад

    Kids raised without TV don't have ADD. Rings true 100% of the time.