Reality TV

Here's Liz Atwood with this week's Tween Tuesday:

As if having a tween or teen in the house doesn’t provides enough drama, a new study from the Girl Scout Research Institute shows that girls who regularly watch reality TV shows expect and accept a higher level of drama in their own lives.

The report also found that teen and tween girls who watch these shows accept more aggression and bullying in their lives and measure their worth by their appearance.

The impact of TV on children has been debated and studied for decades. There is always a bit of a chicken and egg problem to the research. But this new report finds interesting differences between reality TV viewers and non-viewers.

And the news isn’t all bad. The report finds reality TV viewers more self-assured and more likely to aspire to leadership roles than non-reality TV viewers.

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