The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents to eliminate all TV viewing for children under age 2 and to limit screen time (including computer use) for older kids to no more than an hour or two a day.It is known that too much TV can negatively affect brain development in children.
Researchers have found some evidence to connect TV viewing to general attention problems in children.
I think that too much tv/ computers can certainly have a negative effect, especially on children with dyslexia or other learning disabilities. As a parent,I feel that you need to set reasonable limits.You need also to try to reduce your own tv viewing in order to be a good role model to your kid !! If they see you doing something else other than watching the tv – maybe they will pick up on your example. !!
Other points to note concerning tv :
Never let your child do homework while the television is on …..
It is advisable not let your child have a tv or computer in their bedroom since you can’t monitor how much and what they are watching.
Make an agreement with your child over tv/ computer viewing and make sure you stick to it !!