According to the study conducted by the University of Otago, New Zealand, children who watch a lot of television growing up could exhibit antisocial and criminal behavior. The study was conducted by following a group of approximately 1,000 children who were born in 1972-73 in New Zealand. During the period between ages 5 and 15, every 2 years children were asked about the amount of TV they watched.
The associate professor involved in the research, stated, “Antisocial behavior is a major problem for society. While we’re not saying that television causes all antisocial behavior, our findings do suggest that reducing TV viewing could go some way towards reducing rates of antisocial behavior in society.”
This study turned out to be a pioneer that studied the correlation of TV watching in children and antisocial problems that followed these children year by year. The acquired results of the study have proved what common sense and simple observation would dictate; that excessive television can lead to problems later in life.