Many parents think that they can broaden their children’s knowledge and make them better connected with the society. Television enables them to intuitively understand various objects that they have never been exposed to: various social roles, animals, fish, birds, even ancient dinosaurs, and obtain a wide range of information. However, have you ever thought that TV programs have a profound impact on children’s physical and mental health? Attention should be paid to it.
TV programs have a profound impact on children’s physical and mental health
I have received many parents of primary school students, they tell me these troubles. I found that these children have some common characteristics:
First, attention suddenly becomes distracted. Specifically, the level of interest in learning is reduced, but as soon as I mention watching TV, I am very excited. What I say is the name of Ultraman or the monster in TV.
Second, some children have impulsive behavior. This is more prominent in group activities. Usually quiet children suddenly become restless, often have body movements, and are often misunderstood as aggressive bad children.
Third, the character of willfulness. Some parents have said that it didn’t seem so difficult for their children to finish their homework in the past, but since they fell in love with the TV, they have to bargain with their adults for anything, and if they don’t promise, they won’t give up.
Fourth, there are characteristics of timidity and fear. Some children don’t dare to sleep alone at night after watching the series. They are afraid of the dark and even have the fear to say they are afraid of monsters. What’s more, they don’t dare to go to empty rooms even in the daytime.
Why do these problems arise?
This is related to the characteristics of children’s physiological and psychological development. At the beginning of primary school, children’s brain and psychological development is in a rapid development stage. Children are gradually improving their cognitive level and psychological level through the surrounding environment and education. At this time, children’s brain nervous system is not fully developed and their psychology is very fragile, so they are easily stimulated by external events. The film’s Altman is an omnipotent hero image, which just meets the children’s desire to grow up into a person with a sense of justice and power. But at the same time, in order to show Altman’s hero image more prominently, a large number of monsters are designed in the film, and these monsters are often stronger and more terrible than Altman. Children will certainly be controlled and attracted by the plot in the process of watching the program, but when children go to sleep, those pictures they see are not coherent, and the appearance of all pictures becomes uncontrollable, especially those monsters that give strong visual stimulation will input more information to the brain, which is easy to cause fear. In other words, these problems of children are the result of over stimulation, which has a greater impact on the younger children.
At different stages of development, children will have sensitive responses to different stimuli, for example, in the infancy of 1 to 6 months, hearing is more sensitive. Therefore, the loud noise will make the baby have fear, let alone the monster’s terrible and strange cry. Parents must treat their baby well in infancy, and try not to let the baby accept the influence of bad voice, even if there are occasional conflicts between adults, they must not break out in front of the child.
At 6 to 9 months of infancy, vision began to develop gradually, at this time, the baby began to show sensitivity and interest in image and sound. For novel stimuli, such as strangers (through face and voice recognition and olfactory recognition), the response depends on a variety of situational factors. For example, whether the person familiar with the infant is present or not, how close he / she is to the person familiar with him / her, whether he / she is familiar with his / her environment, his / her previous experience of contacting strangers, what kinds of reaction modes he / she can choose and his / her personality characteristics, the characteristics of strangers, the way strangers approach the infant, etc.
In the early childhood of 12-24 months, the peak of anxiety (weaning period) caused by the separation of children and caregivers occurs at 18-24 months, and it is a very common response. At this stage, if children are allowed to accept the external visual or auditory stimulation alone, they will produce a sense of fear. In turn, it will aggravate the anxiety caused by separation and even become a shadow of growth. When they grow up, they will become timid, not confident and even appear lonely personality characteristics.
I remember a colleague who works in children’s psychology said that those who specially design online game products and film and television programs for children are real psychology experts and experts, because they know their children’s psychology best, and they know what their children are thinking and how to do better to attract their children’s interests and requirements.
As parents, we should check the door for children, choose a good TV, and don’t let children indulge in it, which is the best care for children! 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.