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dc.contributor.authorGarvis, Susieen_US
dc.contributor.authorPendergast, Donnaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:11:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:11:20Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-17T21:59:36Z
dc.identifier.issn03125033en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44466
dc.description.abstractIn 2009, the Australia n Government introduced the Get Up and Grow (Commonwealth Government, 2009) guidelines for healthy eating and exercise in early childhood as one element of a range of initiatives aiming to curb childhood obesity, a problem affecting an increasing proportion of Australia children. Included in the policy recommendations are banning children from watching television until they turn two; and limiting viewing to one hour a day for those aged between two and five years. These recommendations represent a considerable shift in the reported average viewing practices for these age groups, providing an opportunity for community comment. In 2009, the article Childhood policy straight out of fantasyland' (Edgar, 2009) appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald website. The article was a critique of the Get Up and Grow recommendations. Most articles on the SMH website have an anonymous blog post attached where readers can post their comments. Data was collected from this blog, and responses where the identity of the respondent as a parent was either implicitly or explicitly stated were used and the text analysed. Six themes were generated from the data: television as an educator; television as a babysitter; television as a motivator for increasing physical exercise; policy as a challenge to parental rights; age appropriateness; and viewing standards. The responses provide insights into children's viewing habits and glimpses of the way television is used in the family household. Findings also reveal that parents accept that television programs labelled as 'educational' are a positive influence on learning for their child, and do not scrutinise the content beyond this assumption.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherEarly Childhood Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_childhood/ajec_index_abstracts/warning_television_viewing_may_harm_your_childs_health_parent_perceptions_of_early_childhood_viewing_habits.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom22en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto28en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhooden_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCreative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130201en_US
dc.titleWarning-Television viewing may harm your child's health: Parent perceptions of early childhood viewing habitsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Early Childhood Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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