Children's Advocate Urges Parents to Monitor What Children Watch on Television
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Children's Advocate, Mary Clarke has called on parents to be more vigilant about what their children are allowed to watch on television, as increased displays of violence via this medium could directly and indirectly affect their behaviour and overall development.
Mrs. Clarke was speaking at the Broadcasting Commission's content standards workshop held at the Knutsford Court Hotel yesterday (Nov. 30).
She said that what children were exposed to on television had two types of effects on them: "direct effect due to the content being broadcasted and the second is the indirect effect due to the activity of watching".
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