The New York Times: Business Section p. 7 Junk Food, Junk Media

Re “Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality” (Digital Domain, July 11),

which described how studies showed a decline in academic performance after students in low-income households received a computer in the home:

Without active parental planning and supervision, children consume junk media as they do junk food. Left to themselves, children properly regard almost everything as toys and do not consider long-term benefits or hazards.

Parents should regard digital media as a way to enhance children’s development and family life. Learning is essentially a developmental social that needs the nurturing involvement of adults.


Skokie,Ill., July 11

The writer is a child psychiatrist.

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