“Parents think they are controlling the media _ kids say they are not,” said Victor Strasburger, a professor of pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Two-thirds of parents are concerned about media sex and violence and support new federal limits on television, the survey found. But respondents also said that parents, teachers and friends have far more influence over children than the media.
One fifth of infants and toddlers and 43 percent of preschoolers have a TV in the child’s bedroom, another study found. Is a parent in there watching? It doesn’t seem likely.