The annual winter vacation has begun. We should be alert to children suffering from holiday TV and computer syndrome. Because there is no time to watch TV or play computer at ordinary times, some children spend more than ten hours a day in front of TV or computer when they have a holiday. However, experts say that children should be at least 9 years old if they want to watch computer TV, and not too much!
Want to let children watch computer TV, at least 9 years old!
According to foreign media reports, British psychologist Dr. Arik Sigman warned on the 12th that early exposure to computer screens in schools and kindergartens would threaten the normal development of young children. Sigman called for a ban on screen technology for children up to the age of nine. At the same time, he criticized the government’s so-called “diaper course.”. The course requires kindergartens and carers to teach children before the age of two how to turn on and operate TV and computers.
The doctor from the Royal Society of pharmacy points out that the politicians supporting the “diaper course” are risking their children’s brains. “The young brain needs to be in real 3D environment to develop healthily, and the real world can put forward many cognitive requirements to the brain,” he said. Children need to touch, feel, observe and move real things, and train their nervous and cognitive systems with a basic understanding of the real world. New technology may be a powerful tool, but it should be applied to children when they are older, at least 9 years old, which is a very wise approach. “
Sigman says the education community is increasingly embracing screen based technology. “Strong auditory and auditory stimulation for young children is not the same as enlightenment or education for children.” A study conducted by the British Psychological Association associate researcher found that early exposure to the screen will affect children’s future reading and math abilities. He called on government officials to “block” the use of screen technology in early education and create a “buffer zone” without technology for children.
Early use of ICT can “distort” children’s thinking and social skills, and creating a learning environment without technology will prevent this from happening. Professor Kathy Hirsh Pasek, the authority on children’s games, supports Sigman’s view, and suggests that parents stay away from computer programs that require passive observation or simple answers. But if children can use computer programs as a “brush” to develop their creativity and thinking ability, then computer programs will become a powerful tool.
Therefore, parents should not let their children touch the electronic screen too early, develop their interests and hobbies, and keep them away from the TV and computer! If you have any questions about children’s home-based knowledge such as electric shock prevention, please continue to pay attention to Baibai safety net children’s electric shock prevention common sense column.