Television must be familiar to everyone. Today, with such a developed economy, television has entered thousands of households. At this time, some parents will start to think about whether to watch TV for their children. What Xiaobian wants to say is that your children still watch TV a lot? It’s time for parents to take care of it!
No matter from which angle, the negative effect of watching TV is obvious. Although TV is not a monster, and there are some TV programs that are beneficial to children, experts still stress that these benefits are far less serious than the adverse consequences of over watching TV for children. If a child is allowed to watch TV excessively, in addition to irreparable damage to his eyes, it is more likely to hinder the development of many important abilities, such as sports ability, social skills, language ability, thinking ability and imagination.
How can parents reasonably control children’s watching TV
How long watching TV is suitable for children, and how can parents reasonably control children’s watching TV?
Under two: don’t watch TV
The American Academy of Pediatrics has been advising parents not to allow children under two to watch TV based on the following considerations:
Affect visual function and brain development
The visual function of children aged 0 to 2 years old is not yet fully developed, while the flash picture when watching TV especially needs to adjust the muscles of the eyes at any time, and it is easy to fatigue and affect the development of visual function after a long time. At the same time, it is also the golden stage of children’s brain development. Too much contact with TV, computer and other electronic media will suppress the nature of children’s exploration, play and interaction with parents and peers, and hinder the development of children’s learning ability, physical movement and social ability.
Lead to decreased concentration
Usually, the pictures and sounds of TV programs change rapidly, showing a high degree of stimulation. Research shows that this kind of excessive stimulation can transmit information to the immature young brain, making it only sensitive to the signals with high stimulation. Over time, the brain will no longer pay attention to and recognize the signals with low stimulation, which will lead to the decrease of concentration. It has been confirmed that children’s attention disorder is related to over exposure to TV programs before the age of two.
Unable to distinguish between reality and illusion
Another bad effect of watching TV is that such a young child can’t judge which is real and which is fictitious. It’s easy for them to believe what they see on the screen, and imitation is also the nature of children. Studies have confirmed that children’s aggressive behavior is related to their early exposure to violent content of TV programs.
Children under the age of two should participate in as many recreational activities as possible that can help to inspire thinking and ability development. For example, talking and interacting with people who care for them, exercising, singing, listening to stories, listening to music, reading pictures and books, participating in creative games, etc.
Over two years old: up to half an hour a day
For the time of watching TV, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children over two years old should not watch TV for more than one hour a day. Although there is no authoritative authority in China to issue the suitable watching suggestions for Chinese children, clinicians generally advocate that preschool children should not watch TV for more than 30 minutes a day, including watching TV, using computers and playing video games. Foreign studies have shown that children who watch TV for more than three hours a day will lead to obesity, aggressive behavior, poor academic performance, poor peer relations and other adverse problems in the future. However, on the other hand, as long as we treat it responsibly and use it carefully and scientifically, TV can become a good tool for fun, even for teaching and entertainment.
Encourage children to watch interactive programs
In terms of TV content selection, news and education programs are preferred, such as alphabet or Pinyin teaching, vocabulary cognition, science education animation, etc. Social content is also worth considering. Topics such as mutual aid, care, sharing and cooperation can help children develop their behavior ability to adapt to social norms. Children can also be encouraged to watch interactive programs, such as participating in the story line, solving the problems raised by the program and so on.
Usually children are easily attracted by cartoons with violent plots. Such programs are vivid, fast-paced and full of excitement. Your company and explanation can eliminate or minimize these negative effects in time. What’s not suitable for children is not only in violent cartoons, but also in those seemingly safe daytime programs or evening family programs, such as violent conflict pictures in news programs.
I didn’t expect that there were so many disadvantages and dangers for children to watch TV. My mother said that after knowing these, her back was sweating. She immediately turned off the radio of TV, opened a family meeting, and later refused to watch TV at home! Resolutely resist and implement. If you are interested in children’s home electric shock prevention knowledge, please go to this safety net to find relevant information.