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  Young kids watching hours of TV
Updated 03 September 2003, 11.46
Kids are watching too much TV
Your younger brothers and sisters are spending hours in front of the television every day, and playing loads of video games.

A recent survey said more than 80% of kids younger than six years old watch up to six hours TV each day, and a third often play video games.

A few days ago the man in charge of making sure kids learn enough in schools, David Bell, said that five year olds weren't very good at talking to others or behaving themselves.

David Bell thinks kids watch too much TV
David Bell thinks kids watch too much TV
He said that too many parents were putting their kids in front of the TV rather than spending time talking and playing with them.

The survey said that over 80% of parents who had jobs wanted to spend more time with their children.

But many of the parents asked in the survey did say they made sure their kids spent time playing outside during the summer.

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