Facts of Life

LESS TV, LESS AGGRESSION

In a study of the effects of media use, a group of third and fourth graders decreased their television, video and video game time from an average of 23 hours per week to 14 hours per week. After seven months this group showed 25% less aggressive behavior than another group of children who did not cut their TV time.

—Source: Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, January 2001