Impact Of Media
Media has become an inevitable force in our life; the influence of the media on the psychosocial development of children is profound. Media has the power to mold our opinions and thoughts. The current generation is all about the new media, which is basically related to electronic devices. At young age children are introduced to electronic devices, which then become a part of their lives. Toys and books are replaced by a smartphone, and other devices. This invasion evades the idea of outdoor activities or social interaction. Hence, it is crucial for physicians to emphasize the negative impact the mass media is generating, they should talk with the parents and provide guidance on an age-appropriate use of all media.
This article will discuss about the pros and cons of one of the media form known as “Television” our all time favorite commodity. For everything in this world, there is always going to be a positive and negative aspect. Not all television shows are bad for the children to view and observe, but shows showing violence, inappropriate sexuality, and offensive language can easily affect your children. Take Bandura’s study of aggression as an example, children are easily influenced by the same and opposite gender when they are shown violent aspects of the model’s personality.
In order to keep children under control, and make sure that she/he develops a conforming personality, parents’ need to keep a close watch on what they are viewing and which site are they visiting. No parent would wish for their child to indulge in irresponsible sexual behavior.
Children In Canada
The children in Canada watch television for almost 14 hours each week. It is suggested that by the time these Canadian children graduate from high school the average adolescent will have spent more time watching television than in the classroom. There are many studies which show the variation between age groups and culture regarding the number of time spent watching television.
Furthermore, a lot of children begin watching television at a younger age and in greater amount, which is not a good thing to do. At this stage, children have to interact with people in order to form their identity and learn more about the people around them.
On the other hand, television can be a powerful teacher, watching kid’s shows help the child to learn things easily. The can learn about racial harmony, cooperation, kindness, simple arithmetic, and alphabet. Some public and private television program stimulate visits to the zoo, libraries, bookstores, museums and other active recreational setting and educational videos.