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Today marks the end of National TV Turnoff Week (16-22 Sept) in the US. Let’s see why this day has risen to prominence in recent years.

Today marks the end of National TV Turnoff Week (16-22 Sept) in the US. Let’s see why this day has risen to prominence in recent years.

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    Kids just can't turn off the tv(4,4) Kids just can't turn off the tv(4,4) Infographic Transcript

    • Kids Just Can’tTurn Off The TVNational TV Turnoff WeekComes To An End16-22 SeptToday marks the end of National TV Turnoff Week (16-22 Sept)in the US. Let’s see why this day has risen to prominence in recent years.66%Percent of Americans 50% Percent of 70% Percent of dayregularly watch children aged care centers usetelevision while 6-17 have TVs in TV during aeating dinner. their bedrooms. typical day. 20,000 30-second commercials seen in a year by an average childNumber of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversationwith their children 38.5 mins N E D U I T N FR SA TU TH WE MO SUHours per year the average American youth watches television 1,680 mins N E D U I T N FR SA TH TU WE MO SUHours per year the average American youth spends in school 900 hours JAN C B R R Y JUN JUL G P T V MA OC DE AU MA AP NO SE FENumber of minutes per week that the average child watches television 1,500 hours JAN B R R T V Y JUN JUL G P C MA OC DE AU NO MA AP SE FESome alternative activities for children and families Volunteer in a school to teach reading, Visit the library. Borrow a book. math, computer skills. Attend library activties. Learn to play the guitar or other Go ice skating or roller skating. musical instrument. Attend community concerts. Listen to the radio. Organize a community clean-up. Visit the zoo. Put together a puzzle. Paint a picture, a mural or a room. www.turnoffyourtv.com/turnoffweek/TV.turnoff.week.htmlFree From TV!Children as well as adults are becoming increasingly susceptible towards the unhealthy effects of TV nowadays. Do you knowthat TV is watched by 66% of US people during their dinner time? About 50% of American children aged between 6-17 yearshave TV sets in their bedrooms! During a typical day, 70% of day care centres use a television.A few shocking facts:1. TV is watched for 1680 minutes in a year by an average American youth2. Only 38.5 minutes is spent by parents to have a meaningful conversation with their children in US3. On a weekly basis, an average child is spending approximately 25 hours watching television. Thus, on a yearly basis thechild is spending 1300 hours watching TV which is more than the number of hours spend in school (900 hours in a year)!4. A US child watches an astonishing 20,000 30 second commercials in a yearly basis!There are various activities which are more fun and entertaining than turning on a TV and sitting at home. Children along withtheir families can engage in fun activities such as going for ice skating or roller skating, paint a room, a mural or a picture,attend a community concert, volunteer to teach maths, reading, computer skills in a school, visit the library, play a guitar or anyother musical instrument, participate in a community clean-up, listen to the radio, put together a puzzle, visit a zoo etc.Click through if you are looking for affordable televisions with security settings.