You can monitor the type of programming and limit your child's screen time.
March 31, 2011 By WILLARD SPIEGELMAN I am neither a technophobe, nor a Luddite, nor a troll who lives under a bridge. Although I refuse social networking, I am addicted to my email connections to the rest of the world.
Good programming improves reading and can increase thinking.
The Himmelweit confirms, “Television in the long run encourages children to read books; a conclusion that can be reinforced by evidence from libraries, book clubs, and publishing companies” (Postman 33). Hemmelweit stresses this point; “Book reading comes into its own, not despite television but because of it”(33).
I actually like television; it’s just that I don’t think I want one in my house. Marina Krcmar, author of a study called “Living Without the Screen,” interviewed 120 people in 62 households without television and 92 people in 35 households with TVs.
She came up with the same predictable results: Whichever side of the spectrum they occupy, left or right, the un-televisioned people have the same objections: to sex and violence, to consumerism, to the intrusiveness of the medium itself.This form is most often exposed to a child who instantly becomes accustomed to its presence. Children are televisions largest audience, as Morris shows, “Children aged two to five look at the TV tube on an average of 28.4 hours a week; those between the ages of six and eleven average 23.6 hours a week”. Digital media can also show alcohol and drug use, smoking, and sexual behavior.Your child may see these things before they are emotionally ready to understand these issues. As a parent, you can help decrease the harmful effects of digital media.A common question arises in minds of many people and that is what positive and negative impact of TV has and how watching TV affects your child.Watching TV is very important if you are doing it the right way.Digital media can include TV, the internet, and smart devices. Digital media may also show children poor eating habits through commercials for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods.Too much screen time can also take away from reading, studying, learning activities, play, and exercise.Television has now become an important part of our daily lives and if you are a kid, it’s going to be very hard for you to stop watching it.TV has many advantages and many parents also use TV as a substitute baby sitter to keep their loved ones busy watching their favorite cartoons or TV shows.