Study: Screen time has affect on teens

February 2, 2009 1:46:30 PM PST
A new British study finds television and internet exposure can have an affect on the mental health of teens. The study finds excessive exposure makes a child materialistic, which in turn affects their relationship with their parents and their mental health.

The report also claims the upward trend of violence in the media in general is making children violent and causing tension within the family.

Finally, it claims that commercial pressures have led to the premature sexualization of young people.

The study was conducted by the Children's Society and took an in-depth look at childhood and family life in Britain.