TV Turnoff Week

TV Turnoff Week

Apr 24, 2007

Did you know that it is TV Turnoff week? We probably should have posted this yesterday, but you know, we got distracted trying to catch up with all the Look What I Did episodes on our Tivo.

But it is indeed TV Turnoff Week, and we have been thinking about what that means for families with children, because according to Adbusters, in 2005, the average US child spent more time in front of the television (more than 1,500 hours) than in school (900 hours) [Neilson, 2005]. It is chilling.

But this week is not only about turning off the television, but also the XBox, the Wii, the iPod, and every other piece of passive entertainment for seven days.

Televisions in American homes are turned on for an average of 8 hours a yours? Could you, or your family, go without television et al. for seven days? Are you doing it - if so, let us know how it is going via the comments.

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