The Plug-in Drug

The Plug-in Drug

Television, Computers, and Family Life

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
How does the passive act of watching television and other electronic media-regardless of their content-affect a developing child's relationship to the real world? Focusing on this crucial question, Marie Winn takes a compelling look at television's impact on children and the family. Winn's classic study has been extensively updated to address the new media landscape, including new sections on: computers, video games, the VCR, the V-Chip and other control devices, TV programming for babies, television and physical health, and gaining control of your TV.


Random House, Inc.
How does the passive act of watching television and other electronic media-regardless of their content-affect a developing child's relationship to the real world? Focusing on this crucial question, Marie Winn takes a compelling look at television's impact on children and the family. Winn's classic study has been extensively updated to address the new media landscape, including new sections on: computers, video games, the VCR, the V-Chip and other control devices, TV programming for babies, television and physical health, and gaining control of your TV.

Baker & Taylor
Details the ways in which television, computers, video games, and other modern electronic media can affect a child's behavior, intelligence, and ability to communicate.

Book News
This is the new edition of a book criticizing the effects of television on children, their schooling, and family relationships. The author argues that pretty much nothing has changed since the book was first published in 1977. Expanding her analysis to other electronic media, she suggests that many of the same problems are associated with the use of other electronic media. In chapters new to this edition, she discusses computers in the classrooms; video games, VCRS, and other electronic playthings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

An expanded and updated edition of groundbreaking study details the ways in which television, computers, video games, and other modern electronic media can affect a child's behavior, intelligence, and ability to communicate. Original.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2002
Edition: Twenty-fifth anniversary edition, completely revised and updated
ISBN: 9780142001080
0142001082
Branch Call Number: 302.2345 WINN
Characteristics: xx, 332 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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