― I've heard and read the immense research that television is detrimental for your young child. But of course, if your child watches television 12 hours a day or more, that could be considered excessive. Experts believe that children under the age of 2 should not watch television at all. They learn more from you than from a blurry box. It has also been linked to speech delay. Not all television is bad for children. Actually, some educational television shows can be good for children. Of course, [...].