The head of Amazon Studios says the company was determined to make The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power family-friendly, believing that if children were “old enough” to read the J.R.R. Tolkien books, they should be able to watch the television series, too.
Last July, Nielsen's Streaming Meter data found that "Americans age two and older spent more than 123 billion minutes streaming video content the week of July 20, 2020." This addiction to the screen starts far too young. As I've previously noted, various medical associations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend children refrain from all TV viewing until they reach age two, and then only an hour per day until at least age five. These professionals are concerned that the tube has a negative impact on early childhood development.