Evaluation Of The Outcomes Television Brings Into Children
Watching Television is one of the most actual and influential performances on children. Did you know that the current average time an American child spends watching television is more than 50 hours per week? Calculating approximately seven hours and fifteen minutes per day, kids are on televisions screens. Concerning me, that children on my community and in my family can develop many of these dangerous and possible outcomes it will be right to look for possible solutions. Overall, we will have the opportunity to evaluate the outcomes that television bring into our children and even into our own houses, with the help of two pop psychology articles related to the issue already presented.
Research already made present that the average of children that commonly see television is high enough. The first point to discuss in order to evaluate all solutions will be to present the outcomes from both articles. The tested outcomes mention in our empirical article from having bedroom media are: Poor school performance, Risk of addictive behavior patterns and increased risk of aggression.
While in our journal article the outcomes presented of screen time are: The increase of stress, Anxiety, frustration, impulsivity and brain damage. Both articles gave us effects of what happens when our children watch too much television, but the empirical article focus on general aspects of effects while the Journal article focused on emotional, social and neurobiological effects of the kid; in addition, The journal article express how screen addiction can lead to serious damages on the brain by excessive time in front of the screens.
The second point between our articles is compare results of both conducted studies. In our empirical study, the children were tested on school performance, video game addiction and aggression also classified by age, race and sex. The results of the empirical study were:
- The children on 3rd to 5th grade show more poorly school performance.
- The children on 3rd grade to 8th grade show video game addiction.
- The children on 3rd grade to 5th grade show more aggression.
Confirming that our issue since the beginning is true, spending time on screens is serious. On the other side, the journal article was based on other researcher so they gave us just possible and general outcomes as mention before.
The final points compared in our articles are tips and final discussions of how to avoid that our kids spend too much time in front of television. In the Journal Article, as a help they provided us a list of tips and tools to overcome this situation. The list included this tips:
- Sleep - At least nine hours and keep electronics off.
- Time - Create electronic free zones and low the average of time screen to one or two per day.
- Parenting - Set rules and consequences, plan extracurricular activities and create family time at least 30 minutes per day with a television free zone.
Also, in our Empirical article we can find some recommendations such as: No TV’s on their bedrooms, more parental monitoring, and the miniaturization and privatization of media on children, such as, IPod’s, Smartphone’s, TV’s and Computers.
In conclusion, excessive television has direct impact on our Kids. By comparing both articles, we found out that by the research already made, television can damage you in any area of your life meaning physically, emotionally and socially. We as adults, and them as kids need more socio-emotional development, more communication and more physical interaction, but the key to made it through is to manage and control our time in front of the TV not only for better outcomes also to have healthier generations; Generations that be more capable of facing and communicating things without the necessity of a screen between.