مشاهدة التلفزيون تؤدي الى بدانة الاطفال

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The Australian government is introducing new guidelines for parents about how much TV their children should watch.

After carrying out extensive research, the Australian government is recommending that parents do not let children under the age of two watch any television at all.

The guidelines also say that children between the age of two and five should not be allowed to watch more than an hour of television a day.

Glen Cuppit, a senior lecturer in child development welcomed these guidelines saying that kids need to be active and interact with other people.

He also said that if parents just put children in front of the television and leave them there, this will cut the amount of time that they have to do healthy activities.

These guidelines are important because research conducted by a hospital in the Australian city of Melbourne found that a quarter of Australian children are obese and that children under the age of four in Australia watch at least three hours of television a day.

The people behind the guidelines are hoping that if children watch less TV, they will begin doing healthy activities that will stop them from becoming obese.

But maybe not all parents will want to listen to these guidelines or stop their children from watching their favourite programmes.

How much TV do your children watch? What activities can they do instead of watching TV? Write to us in English!
ما الوقت الذي يمضيه أطفالك في مشاهدة التلفزيون؟ ما هي الانشطة التي يستطيعون القيام بها بدلا من مشاهدة التلفزيون؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

guidelines
توجيهات
extensive
واسع النطاق
active
نشط
healthy
صحي
conducted
أجرت
activities
أنشطة
obese
سمين/بدين

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

I have four children two of them wach tv about four hour a day, they thirteen and eleven yaers old, others four and seven yaers old about three hours a day, they can read or play together, football, basket, help their mother, and do their homework, paint.
Emad Fathy, Sarajevo, Bosnia

If we reduce TV watching time for our children, they'll play games or they'll will play with the loads of the electrical toys available for them. The more the technologies are advanced the less the spare time for our them to do some physical activities,we were healthier during our childhood due to our increased physical activities, we lacked the 24 hours satellite TVs, the play stations equipments and the plenty of electronic toys,we spared enough time juggling and moving.
Nader Asfour, Amman, Jordan

I think the first issue is that parents shoud put some plan to organise their time with their kids to give them some time they need to be active and to interact by playing some games together such as soccer or basketball or siwmming or any other activites that make them interact with others. Every kid should take his time from parents and moms can do something with other moms to have their kids play together and make some foods to eat and by doing that parents themselves will enjoy it.
Widad Kamil, Toronto

Because I'm not a parent I think I'm not one of those whom this question targeted ,but what interested me so much is that FATS which TV causes. As I do not have a TV set I'm going immediately to buy one. I'm in need of some FATS urgently.

Ahmed Mohamed Moustafa Khls, Cairo, Egypt

The time and health are very expensive not just for childern but for all people.
my childern need to sit infront of the TV long time three hours at lest at a day.
we are as a parents see that is very bad for their health and for loser time.
we as parent do to change usefull program that like to sit with them .iam as father to learn them what is useful and what is hurt in our live,and visit relative, and in holy day go to the garden. I thing this is some of programs we can do for replace TV program.
Essam Abdul Fattah Hassan, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia

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