We have met too many more difficult children in our life and work, especially the hyperactivity and learning difficulties after primary school, which are related to a large number of TV contact. In addition, research shows that children are also prone to depression when watching TV. Let’s learn together!

Children who watch TV are more likely to suffer from depression

Watching TV and playing video games too much in adolescence can lead to depression in early adulthood, according to a new US survey.

Researchers have followed 4142 teenagers since 1995, AFP reported Tuesday. According to the survey, the respondents were exposed to electronic media for 5 hours and 41 minutes every day, including 2 hours and 18 minutes for watching TV, 2 hours and 21 minutes for listening to radio, 37 minutes for watching video and 25 minutes for playing video games. Seven years later, the average age of the respondents was 21.8 years old. 308 of them (about 7.4%) developed depression.

The researchers pointed out that the study model showed that the risk of depressive symptoms was significantly increased when participants watched TV for one hour at a time and then watched it again. In addition, those who have been exposed to electronic media for a long time have an increased risk of depression in the future with the increase of exposure time.

However, the study found that young women were less likely to develop depression symptoms than young men when they were exposed to electronic media for the same amount of time.

Depression often occurs in early adulthood, the researchers say. Social activities, sports and intellectual activities are all conducive to preventing depression, and the time spent on electronic media has occupied the time for these activities. In addition, the information transmitted by electronic media will cause fear and anxiety.

In a word, stay away from TV, and don’t let your child be depressed! Children choose us with great trust and entrust their lives to us. As parents, we need to learn and grow. We must understand the development law of children to meet their needs in different stages of growth. If you are interested in children’s home electric shock prevention knowledge, please go to this safety net to find relevant information.