Why is television detrimental to the development of children?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 4:41 am ad1c9bdddf
One of the primary reasons that television is detrimental to the development of children, is due to the fact that the prolonged watching of television programming takes away from the time that children have to engage in more fruitful learning activities such as reading. When children are engaged in watching many hours of television each day, these individuals are missing out on the opportunity to improve their reading comprehension skills, by being read to by their parents, or actively engaging in reading books at their appropriate grade level. Even children that are too young to read on their own, can gain a great deal of knowledge by being read to by their parents or other adults. The development of a child's reading comprehension skill is stalled, and the progression of learning to read is also slowed by engaging in long hours of watching television. It has been statistically proven that those children that watch the least television programming, perform the best academically in a variety of subjects, that include reading comprehension etc. These same statistics also point to the fact that the reason that America's children are falling behind many other nations academically, is due to the fact that there is a direct correlation between limited exposure to television, and increased academic prowess and performance. In nations such as Japan and others, children watch very little television, and those communities within the US that allow for a reduced amount of exposure to television, also perform the best among the US population, which serves ...
Life as we know it will change for the next generation, and those changes must be accounted for in child development
Life as we know it will change for the next generation, and those changes must be accounted for in child development. Nowadays, television and media, the changing nuclear family, and new parenting styles play a large part in the life of a child. Research tells us that viewing violent television programs or playing violence-themed games contributes to increased aggressiveness in children. We also know that the break-up of the nuclear family and "super-parenting" can have detrimental effects on a child's emotional and social development. It may sound difficult, but as a caregiver, you will need to find the positive influences that can enhance development and learning in all situations. Explain what you can do to help prevent the negative influences of media, parenting, and the nuclear family, and ensure their positive influence on child growth and development. Share your own beliefs about these three areas, and how you will avoid any personal bias in your approach.View Full Posting Details