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Improving Educational and Informational Television For Children: When the Marketplace Fails

By Bruce Watkins

Abstract

American children view an average of four hours of television per day, a total of approximately 15,000 hours by the time they reach age 18. No single activity except sleep occupies as much of their time. For children, television content is entertaining and educational; the medium imparts many messages to children about society, its values, and its expectations. Indeed, it has been argued that for children, all television is educational, and the question is simply, \u22What is it teaching?\u2

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.law.yale.edu:ylpr-1106
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