TV-Turnoff Week is an exciting opportunity for children and adults to experience life without television. For seven days, people across the country and around the world turn off their televisions to find that life can be more rewarding and fulfilling when we do more and watch less.
Television cuts into family time, harms our children’s ability to read and succeed in school, and contributes to unhealthy lifestyles and obesity.
Over 24 million people have participated in TV-Turnoff Week since 1995, including over six million in 2000 alone. Children and adults, rich and poor, black and white — people from every background and all walks of life — take part through schools, churches or community groups, as families or individuals. What they tell us year after year is that life is more enjoyable and less stressful without television.
TV-Turnoff Week is supported by 70 national organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Education Association, and the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports.
It’s clear that the impact of TV-Turnoff Week lasts much longer than seven days. Joy thousands of parents, pediatricians and other families by celebrating TV-Turnoff Week next year!
(Adaptado de TV-Turnoff Week. PLATERO, Luciana. e DONNINI, Lívia. All Set! Volume único. Student book. Boston: HEINLY Cengage Learning, 2009).
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