Nowadays, more and more families are equipped with computers, televisions, etc., which makes the time for children to watch TV earlier and earlier. But is it OK for children to watch TV? In fact, children should not touch TV too early, and parents should make a “safety manual” for children to watch TV.

Let TV help children instead of killing them

Because the child is in the period of growth and development, too much infatuation with television will affect the development of children’s eyes, resulting in amblyopia and myopia. Nowadays, the proportion of preschoolers with glasses is much higher than a few years ago.

When children watch TV, they often accept the content passively. In addition, the TV image changes too fast, and they are not allowed to make too much thinking and questions, which is undoubtedly a hindrance to the development of children’s thinking initiative.

Because of the vivid and intuitive stimulation of television, children are not interested in other activities, which hinders children from obtaining useful experience from other activities. If children are allowed to indulge in TV, they will be disgusted with learning and other activities, which will lay a curse for their future intellectual and emotional development.

Today’s TV programs are full of violence, terror and other scenes, which have a negative impact on the formation of children’s world outlook and values.

A psychologist from Yale University pointed out that parents should limit the time of children’s watching TV, stipulate the content of children’s watching TV, choose TV programs suitable for children, sit down and watch with children, while watching, explain to children, change passive acceptance into active acceptance, so that TV can really play its function of broadening vision and enriching knowledge, and become good teachers and friends of children.

Precautions for children watching TV

According to the age characteristics of children, children’s TV programs should help them choose to watch some TV programs that can understand and have long knowledge.

Children under one year old are generally not interested in television, sometimes only pay attention to color and luster. Children over one and a half years old gradually like watching “animal world” and other programs with the expansion of vision and knowledge. Children over 2 years old like watching children’s programs.

Children should pay attention to watching TV:

(1) the distance between the children’s eyes and the fluorescent screen should be appropriate. The closer the fluorescent screen is to the eyes, the greater the adjustment of the eyes, the more tired the eyes are, and the longer the time is, the myopia will be formed. Generally, the distance between TV and eyes is about 1.5m. At the same time, there should be weak lighting in the room, so as to reduce the strong contrast between the brightness of the fluorescent screen and the surrounding dark background, which is conducive to protecting children’s vision.

(2) it is better to watch TV in the daytime than in the evening, because there is natural light as the foil in the daytime, which can protect the eyesight.

(3) take a rest for 20-30 minutes to avoid eye fatigue.

(4) children should not watch TV programs that are easy to excite before going to bed, which is easy to excite, difficult to fall asleep and sometimes uneasy to sleep.

Bai Bai safety net suggests that when preschool children watch TV, parents should accompany them to help them choose purpose oriented TV watching, and pay attention to inspire their creativity. If we let our children indulge in TV, it will be really harmful. If you want to know more about electric shock prevention for children at home, please continue to pay attention to the recent update of Baibai safety net.