Children and the influence of the media

D. J. Derksen, V. C. Strasburger

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Violence, increased sexual activity, and antisocial behaviors involving children and adolescents are being blamed on the media. American children and adolescents spend 21 to 23 hours per week viewing television. Children will see 200,000 violent acts on television by age 18 and view over 14,000 sexual situations and innuendoes per year. The primary care physician can play a crucial role in reducing the potential negative influence of the media on children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-758
Number of pages12
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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