So it was unusual and reassuring this week to find two headlines that were broadly positive about telly. And the outgoing chief executive of Ofcom, Ed Richards, told a parliamentary committee — summarising research published by the body this summer — that viewers have become more tolerant of swearing and violence but more sensitive to racism. Both of these developments contradict the stereotypical stance of stories on these subjects.
People in the house are usually tuned in to TV — siblings as well as parents. Also, many parents buy videos that they think can make their kids smart. But how does watching TV really affect children? They cite the following: TV provides no educational benefits for a child under age 2.
Worse, it steals time for activities that actually develop her brain, like interacting with other people and playing. A child learns a lot more efficiently from real interaction — with people and things, rather than things she sees on a video screen.
Kids watching cartoons and entertainment television during pre-school years have poorer pre-reading skills at age 5 Macbeth, According to Speech and language expert Dr. Sally Ward, 20 years of research show that kids who are bombarded by background TV noise in their homes have trouble paying attention to voices when there is also background noise.
Kids who watch TV more than they talk to their family have a difficult time adjusting from being visual learners to aural learners learning by listening.
They also have shorter attention spans. When doing homework with TV on the background, kids tend to retain less skill and information. When they lose sleep because of TV, they become less alert during the day, and this results in poor school performance.
A long-term study conducted by the Millennium Cohort Study and published in found that children who watched more than 3 hours of television, videos, or DVDs a day had a higher chance of conduct problems, emotional symptoms and relationship problems by age 7 than children who did not.
Notably, they did not find the same problem with children who played video games for the same amount of time. TV exposes your kid to negative influences, and promotes negative behavior.
TV shows and commercials usually show violence, alcohol, drug use and sex in a positive light. The mind of your kid is like clay. It forms early impressions on what it sees, and these early impressions determine how he sees the world and affect his grown-up behavior.
For instance, twenty years of research has shown that children who are more exposed to media violence behave more aggressively as kids and when they are older. They are taught by TV that violence is the way to resolve conflict — as when a TV hero beats up a bad guy to subdue him. Kids often snack on junk food while watching TV.
They are also influenced by commercials to consume unhealthy food. Also, they are not running, jumping, or doing activities that burn calories and increase metabolism. Obese kids, unless they change their habits, tend to be obese when they become adults.
A recent study confirms this finding, suggesting that even just an hour of TV is associated with childhood obesity. Too much watching TV as a young adult, especially when combined with not much exercise, may be linked to lower brain functioning even before one reaches middle age, according to a sturdy from the Northern California Institute for Research and Education.
Researchers from the University of Sydney report a link between total screen time and retinal artery width in children. Kids with lots of screen time were found to have narrow artery in their eyes, which may indicate heart risk.
The lead researcher Dr Augusto Cesar de Moraes, from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, warned that the condition can cause cardiovascular problems later in life. The findings are consistent with an earlier study. The more television a child watches, even in the first years of life, the more likely he is to be obese and less muscularly fit, according to a study by the University of Montreal.
Even though your kid does not aspire to be a football star, his athletic abilities are important not only for physical health, but predicting how physically active he will be as an adult. Some experts, however, believe that TV is not all that bad.
They qualify though that viewing TV can be good if it is done in moderation, and if the program being watched is selected: Some TV shows can educate, inform and inspire.
It can be more effective than books or audiotapes in teaching your kid about processes like how a plant grows or how to bake a cake. Kids who watch informative and educational shows as preschoolers tend to watch more informative and educational shows when they get older.
They use TV effectively as a complement to school learning. So perhaps, a little entertainment TV can be a source of relief to kids who are stressed or are in pain. It would be great if the alternative is to read a bookengage in outdoor playor having an intelligent talk with you. But if the alternative is simply for him to sit around and do nothing, whine about being bored, or start a fight or a conflict, then letting your child watch TV is a better option.Influence of TV And Radio, Free Study Guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature.
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The bad news is, the majority of experts think that a TV/video-driven culture has bad effects on kids – and may prevent kids from being smart. They cite the following: TV provides no educational benefits for a child under age 2.