Does Watching TV Cause Autism?

Feb 5, 2012 Full story: Time 16

Strange things happen when you apply the statistical methods of economics to medical science.

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Vaccine Experimentation

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Feb 5, 2012
Garbage not worth reading OR considering.
Vaccines cause autism

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Mar 9, 2012
Do some research stooges
gooddad

Lomita, CA

#4 Mar 15, 2012
yes it does..look up autism on youtube..90% of those kids are stuck in front of a tv. my son had symptoms at 1 year..he watches way too much tv...took it away and boom!.all this sudden went away after about 3months...still has his stimming moments here and there but i definitely have my son back..look it up
Vaccine Disasters

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Mar 16, 2012
gooddad wrote:
yes it does..look up autism on youtube..90% of those kids are stuck in front of a tv. my son had symptoms at 1 year..he watches way too much tv...took it away and boom!.all this sudden went away after about 3months...still has his stimming moments here and there but i definitely have my son back..look it up
Garbage. Kids woth no TV'S get autism. Common denominator in the world wide autism epidemic, vaccines. Look it up.
Colleen

Fort Myers, FL

#6 Apr 4, 2012
I stayed at friend's homes and watched their toddler in a playpen sitting with nothing to do but sit watching a big screen tv on one side and Dad's computer game on the other. It was dark and loud in room. Kid screamed and held ears with the loud TV at times. This child is 9 now and severely autistic/nonverbal. Another family that I know with 2 working parents used TV a lot as babysitter for their child whenever I went to visit. He also became autistic but to a lesser severity. How can anyone say there is no correlation? It is obvious. My kids only watched 30 minutes of tv when toddlers. We read books at least twice a day and they had language development very young. They spent most time in creative play or on the playground. I would say play it safe and limit tv especially before language development...don't take a chance because Tv is a great way to keep them quiet...they may never be able to talk to you!

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#7 Apr 4, 2012
First, in case no one noticed, this study is from 2006. It references cable subscriptions just as one study referenced rainy cold seasons and TV.
A common denominator can be many things other than vaccines. It's foolish not to look at other correlations.

Fact is, families watch more TV than they did the previous generation. There also wasn't video games back when. It is true that children who watch a lot of TV and play video games become less and less social and don't have real life social experiences with peers and their imagination abilities would become restricted to what they watched on TV. Cartoon characters have predictable responses, and lack true facial expressions. I would also disagree that those without a TV get autism, most if not all families have TV's and allow their kids to watch child targeted shows. That's an ill-fated argument.

The flaw with this old study is this. How many people have children the ages between 1 and 3 years old outside all day? Those ages generally would be indoors more than outdoors. What would be a helpful comparison would be of those stay at home parents to those working and their kids were in daycare where there is no TV.

That said, if removing or limiting hours of TV reduced behaviors, that child more than likely never had autism. Also, my child showed signs of autism before exposed to TV or vaccines, so clearly this is a correlation that would fit some, but not all cases of autism.
Absolute Garbage

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Apr 4, 2012
Colleen wrote:
I stayed at friend's homes and watched their toddler in a playpen sitting with nothing to do but sit watching a big screen tv on one side and Dad's computer game on the other. It was dark and loud in room. Kid screamed and held ears with the loud TV at times. This child is 9 now and severely autistic/nonverbal. Another family that I know with 2 working parents used TV a lot as babysitter for their child whenever I went to visit. He also became autistic but to a lesser severity. How can anyone say there is no correlation? It is obvious. My kids only watched 30 minutes of tv when toddlers. We read books at least twice a day and they had language development very young. They spent most time in creative play or on the playground. I would say play it safe and limit tv especially before language development...don't take a chance because Tv is a great way to keep them quiet...they may never be able to talk to you!
You are delusional. Vaccines cause autism. The kids you talk about are vaccinated.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#9 Apr 4, 2012
Make no mistake, the 4 or 5 name changes are all the same person from Winnipeg Canada, trying to appear to be more than one person. And their response says it all.
Minnesoduh

Winnipeg, Canada

#10 Apr 4, 2012
friend wrote:
Make no mistake, the 4 or 5 name changes are all the same person from Winnipeg Canada, trying to appear to be more than one person. And their response says it all.
My names are messages Minnesoduh. TV causes autism, what a joke.
KathleenFL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Feb 20, 2013
The "study" that showed vaccines cause autism was a sham and the gentleman responsible for starting that argument has recanted his study.
Warning FDA Approved

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Feb 20, 2013
KathleenFL wrote:
The "study" that showed vaccines cause autism was a sham and the gentleman responsible for starting that argument has recanted his study.
Wrong. It was suppressed by Pharma, and government stooges with Pharma connections.
goodfather

Torrance, CA

#13 Feb 21, 2013
YES YES and YES!!!... The thing is, parents don't want to believe they caused their child's autism. To all parents with autistic children...what do you think will happen if you took away the tv, computer, ipad, iphone..all electronics!!.. Thats right. They will never do that because their children will flip out and throw a crazy tantrum. These children cannot live without electronics!!..it is sad but true.
goodfather

Torrance, CA

#14 Feb 21, 2013
Colleen wrote:
I stayed at friend's homes and watched their toddler in a playpen sitting with nothing to do but sit watching a big screen tv on one side and Dad's computer game on the other. It was dark and loud in room. Kid screamed and held ears with the loud TV at times. This child is 9 now and severely autistic/nonverbal. Another family that I know with 2 working parents used TV a lot as babysitter for their child whenever I went to visit. He also became autistic but to a lesser severity. How can anyone say there is no correlation? It is obvious. My kids only watched 30 minutes of tv when toddlers. We read books at least twice a day and they had language development very young. They spent most time in creative play or on the playground. I would say play it safe and limit tv especially before language development...don't take a chance because Tv is a great way to keep them quiet...they may never be able to talk to you!
Thank you! Its technology, its backfiring! Growing up we used to run around outside, play tag, throw rocks around, play board games. This generation children own ipads at 2 years old. They play video games all day. Just look up some videos on youtube. These kids are all in front of some kind of electronic. Sad
goodfather

Torrance, CA

#15 Feb 21, 2013
Warning FDA Approved wrote:
<quoted text> Wrong. It was suppressed by Pharma, and government stooges with Pharma connections.
Im sorry but it is true. Its the TV and all electronics
The Lone Worker

Bellevue, WA

#16 Feb 21, 2013
goodfather wrote:
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Im sorry but it is true. Its the TV and all electronics
Then move away from your PC, it may be addictive! ;)
Vaccines Cause Diabetes

Winnipeg, Canada

#18 Feb 21, 2013
goodfather wrote:
<quoted text>
Im sorry but it is true. Its the TV and all electronics
duh

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