SidharthMemberAugust 11, 2021 at 9:04 PM
The above figure neatly demonstrates the television usage of children from 1950-2010. Let’s take a closer look at it.
Television viewing was minimal in the 1950s.However, the following decades saw a linear increase in television usage.This pattern was observed till the early parts of 1980 as the usage of television grew from a meager 0.5 to 3.8 in just thirty years . Children spend an astounding number of hours(4) glued to their televisions. After that period it remained relatively stable for about twenty years. The only exception was the momentary drop in usage reported at 1985 .However , this drop was followed by an marked increase in usage which peaked at around 4.2 in 1995. The twenty-first century marked the advent of the digital age. This era has seen a steady decrease in the time children spent on television so far. The value currently stands at 3.5. Various estimates predict that it will keep decreasing in the following years.