Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Media Moment: "Chelsea Clinton's Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays"

This article called "Chelsea Clinton's Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays," discusses Chelsea Clinton's days as a teen and the media restrictions that former President Bill Clinton and the First Lady Hillary Clinton implemented for her. She said she only "secured precious permission" to watch her first hour-long program, "ER", as a teenager, but spent "hundreds of hours" playing old-school computer games like "Oregon Trail" and "Carmen San Diego" with her dad." Not only did her parents restrict the amount of media consumption she was allowed to have, but they also limited the amount of media exposure that of Chelsea. 

There are a lot of children whose parents allot them a certain amount of media consumption, the parents are onto something, right? If the former President and famous people restrict how much TV their kids can watch, they probably know the effects that it can have on their children. I don't know how to go about this situation, but I do feel that the less media consumption that kids have, such as watching TV or going on the internet, the better people skills they will have. What is your take on media consumption and children?

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