For example, preschoolers can get help learning the alphabet on public television, grade schoolers can play educational apps and games, and teens can do research on the Internet. But too much screen time can be a bad thing: Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching TV are more likely to be overweight.
The seven-year-old was reluctant to let go of the programme until her father, Mr. Matthews said he was livid at that moment and would have hit his daughter hard but instantly had a rethink. Joy is not the only child guilty of this act.
Many children are so addicted to television that they skip meals, shun school assignments and dodge house chores, among other habits, to watch their favourite programmes. Childhood development experts have consistently spoken about the negative effects of television on children.
A seamstress and mother of three children; two boys and a girl, aged 13, 10 and seven, Mrs. Beatrice Osaro, is in a dilemma regarding this situation.
According to her, she gets a respite only when her husband is at home. Sometimes, they play movies on the DVD player. I discussed the issue with my husband who made a rule that none of them must watch television for more than an hour daily. An Ondo-based language consultant, Mr.
Rotimi Oyeneyin, seems lucky in this regard. He said his two boys aged six and four hardly watch television on workdays because they sleep early.
He said on weekends, they spend about three hours each day to watch television. They watch cartoon programmes mainly. They may suddenly remember their bicycles. At times, they just go into their rooms to read their books. Most times, I find them inside their rooms reading, with the television tuned to their favourite channel.
Enitan Ayoade, noted that consciously or unconsciously, the programme a child repeatedly watches on television would have either a positive or negative influence on the child.
Television can shape values either positively or negatively. I once saw a child who was behaving in a particular manner only to realise she was imitating a character she was used to seeing in a TV programme. By doing this, she said parents would be able to know if the programme could negatively influence their children.
According to her, parents are very busy nowadays trying to make ends meet but they should also know that the future of their children is important. This should not be so. Children can watch television for an hour daily on weekdays. It can be stretched to three hours on weekends especially on Saturdays because of some educative programmes on such days.
According to the centre, a report on physical activity for children and youths shows that the impact television has on children depends on many factors.
The factors include how much television they watch, their age and personality, whether they watch alone or with adults and whether their parents talk with them about what they see on television. Joe Osiki, shared similar view. He said children obsessed with television would not only learn terror acts but also lag behind academically.
He advised parents of such children to check the habit by showing them examples of children who are doing well in their studies. Their parents also need to be careful so the children are not copying the habit from them.
If their children see them watching television all of the time, they will do same. Children who are addicted to television do not do well academically because the period they are supposed be learning will be used to watching television.
Children who are serious academically do not have time for television or to be in bad company. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.Television frequently portrays a much more violent world than the real one, and this can have an effect on kids: children who have seen significant amounts of violence on TV are more likely to believe that the world is a frightening place.
This program treats addiction as a disease, so addicted mothers get the medical treatment they need while taking care of their children. Jul 06, · Television, long a popular “babysitter,” remains the dominant medium, but computers, tablets and cellphones are gradually taking over. “Many parents seem to have few rules about use of media by their children and adolescents,” the academy stated, and two-thirds of those questioned in the Kaiser study said their parents had no rules.
Many children are so addicted to television that they skip meals, shun school assignments and dodge house chores, among other habits, to watch their favourite programmes. Children addicted to television at age of two by PETER MARKHAM, Daily Mail Toddlers are becoming couch potatoes almost as soon as they leave the pram, psychologists have warned.
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