Psychiatrists who care for children and teens are demanding the removal of a Dish Network Prime Video ad because it gives the impression it’s OK to park an infant in front of a TV.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Media Committee writes in a letter to Dish:
“Infants and toddlers need hands-on exploration and social interaction with their caregivers to adequately develop cognitive, motor, and social-emotional skills. These abilities cannot be learned by infants and toddlers from two-dimensional impersonal digital media.”
The “Babysitting: Prime Video” ad goes like this: Continue reading