the pre-tv generations archive
White Dot is compiling an archive of memories and advice from the last generations to grow up without television. They have a complete set of social and parenting skills we are about to lose forever.
Help us pick their brains!
Doctors Urged to Monitor Patients’ Screen Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics has made the connection no one else will: TV makes kids fat. In their May issue of the journal Pediatrics, they urge doctors to ask patients how much time they or their children spend watching television. Again they advise that children under two should watch none at all.
Brighton Residents Take to the Streets
This summer White Dot ran two of our Zocalo events. We asked peoplein a neighbourhood of Brighton to put chairs outside their front doors and sit together for an evening instead of watching television. One family pulled out their entire sofa. The drinking wasn’t our idea, but it seemed to work.
White Dot and TV-B-Gone Zap Ruined Diners and Cafes for TV Turnoff ...
Remember what your favourite diner, pub or coffee shop was like before they put in the TV screens? Help us get rid of them! Add to our database of Ruined Diners and help us target them with leaflets, petitions and direct action. Buy your TV-B-Gone and get zapping.
Cornell Research: Children’s TV Triggers Autism
A new study from Cornell University shows that television is responsible for the developed world’s rising rates of autism in children. If this is true, can parents and governments have any choice but to stop children watching it?
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Kids are living under house arrest says USA Today
Childhood pastimes are increasingly moving indoors Fishing, biking and sports giving way to video games says USA Today (the newspaper sold in a box that looks like TV set) Well researched article with good interviews.
White Dot calls for BabyFirst TV to be kept out of Britain
As two ad executives launch a round-the-clock TV channel aimed at babies, White Dot challenges the British regulator OFCOM to cancel this “24 hour infomercial for attention deficit disorder”.
Child Obesity: Why is no one blaming television?
A third of British adults and a fifth of all children will be obese by 2010 according to figures released by the Department of Health. Everyone wants kids to eat better and do more exercise, yet why is no one willing to come out and blame television?
Source: White Dot.org