The effects of television on children – Summary


Today, television has become a very important part of our daily life, but particularly so in our children's lives. As we know, these days most of the larger families in many parts of the world, we have (or have access to) this magical screen.

Television is a very powerful and effective modern phenomenon that influenced the shaping of the future of several generations of children in many parts of the world.

children mimic the spoken word, and / or personality you happen to watch, so its impact can not be underestimated, regardless of the circumstances in which the child happens to be. This effect may be qualified or "good" or "bad" for the future development of the child.

parents and guardians have an important role to what channel or program your child can watch, how long and what time of day. All these factors are important in determining the shape of any future child environment.

positive and negative aspects of

Not long ago, most countries are only one or two television channels, not only that, but his playing time was limited, and itself transmission was limited to several hours a day / night.

Today there are a large number of television channels, and some of these channels are specialized programs only children. Many of these kids channels early morning to late at night (or even 24 basis), to the extent that many children find it difficult to quit is not missing a number of favorite programs.

is one of the negative effects of television sets children the effect of violence. The hero of a film or television soap operas may use violence to one or another reason, which certainly can be justified in the eyes of a child. That violent action to resolve the problem (s) to be considered normal, and the character, that is, the hero becomes the model for all production situations in which the child finds himself / herself in the future.

On the other hand, the educational effects are also excellent support learning and development, regardless of whether the children are in school or not. This learning process can be progress later in life, when the subject is the topic of education more seriously. Not forgetting that the process of learning, and education itself is much more attractive to the child, when used in place of television programs through a textbook, even if the main purpose of this program is pure entertainment, or the process of a scientific experiment under laboratory conditions .

Comparison of

is another factor that plays an important role in the development of children who watch television on a regular basis comparison . Children begin to compare the behavior of children and adults on television and behavior around them. They see two models of behavior, the behavior of the characters or the presenter of a television program – usually watched regularly – and the behavior of the parent / guardian and / or relatives who live in children. In many cases, but it is particularly so if the child is watching TV shows more often, a television presenter, TV or any characters can be seen regularly in many cases will act as a model for the child rather than the parent / guardian. If this causes disturb the baby when you compare the two different behaviors, this disturbance can affect the mental / emotional development of the child later in life.

The role of parents is obviously very important if your child needs help to sort out possible confusion that could occur. In many cases, the child assimilate the differences between the behavior of the model he / she is watching on TV, and the surrounding environment. Depending on the individual environment and the strength of the influence TV, a child can develop intellectually faster (or slower) than the average normal mental development.


Commercial advertising is also another factor that affects the children understand the environment and affect our mental and emotional development in different ways.

in many cases the parents / guardians are not worried about the impact of television advertising to children unless the children make demands to buy one or more products see me advertising. It is clear that the goal of advertising is to create this kind of demand. If not, the ad is not its original purpose. Advertising on television, as we know, the images with or without sound, which reflect – to be a great exaggeration – only the beneficial side of a particular product or service. A child looks at an ad product / she is interested in, the image of that product could be the starting point of a daydream to what will be wonderful to have such a "thing". Sometimes this can lead to frustration and anger daydreaming when the product is beyond the reach of the child, especially so when other children had seen or known of these children would have been it. Consequently, the end result will be manifested in the child's behavior immediately, or may be subsequently – shorter or longer.

He said that even though the real impact may be on television for children, the demands of the power of TV you do not need to exaggerate the extent to blame for all the children are not, or not only what he / she is watching on TV . This type of child is simply overkill responsibility is a way of shelving concerned parents / guardians, or family members to.


Television can be a source of the majority of children education and fun all over the world. At the same time, the TV can stop a child to mobile and expressing their vibrant energy (including vocabulary aspects) as they play, and contact with their natural environment. Television also gives a false message to the whole world, when interpreted in the mind of the child.

Generally, the effect is very real, and in some circumstances, it is unquestionable impact on the mental and / or emotional development of each child. These effects can express yourself short or long term, whether positive or negative direction. Television, it should be used, who are raising children in particular benefit of those children. This should be done in a balanced and healthy environment where the care of the parents (or guardians) are important determinants of mental and emotional growth and development.

Najib Alta Well

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