LETTER: Switch off TV addiction

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Sir: Peter Popham's article states the obvious - that too much TV is not good for kids. He doesn't state the other obvious - that children don't have to watch all the TV that is offered to them.

As I write at 4pm my two children, far from watching TV, are out in the pouring rain playing football. When they do watch an hour or so of TV it is to give them a break between school and their many other activities. There isn't time in a busy child's life for too much TV. It is up to the parents to ensure that the button stays off and the child does other things too.

Paula Saunders

St Albans, Hertfordshire