The topic of screen time and kids has always been a heated discussion. I side with the parents who think screen time can be negative. I disagree with screen time because it limits social interaction, kids are choosing to become couch potatoes instead of playing out doors, and the negative content.
According to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, “8- to 18-year-olds consume an average of 7 hours and 11 minutes of screen media per day” (“Selected Research on Screen Time and Children”). Screen time is time spent watching TV, playing on the computer, or playing on a phone. Too much screen time can have negative effects on young children (“Selected Research on Screen Time and Children”). Since children are having seven hours of screen time a day when they are supposed to have less than two, this is an epidemic that needs to be put to an end. Children are receiving way more screen time than what they should be and it is negatively affecting their health.
Statistics show that screen time negatively affects children’s learning abilities and development. “The effects of so much screen time can include speech delays, aggressive behavior and obesity.” (Lavey) Since parents play a role in how much television their kids can watch, they can minimize the chances of their brains not developing correctly. “The first 2 years of life are considered a critical time for brain development. TV and other electronic media can get in the way of exploring, playing, and interacting with parents and others, which encourages learning and healthy physical and social development.” (Kids Health) Children do
This paper explores the research findings on how screen time can effect children and their personalities and cognitive development. I have found four credible articles on these subjects from online sources and scholarly publications. These articles discuss the results of different studies about children’s exposure to television and online content and how they have negative effects on the developing child’s brain in terms of cognitive development and personality traits.
The following proposal addresses the research question: What is the relationship between screen time and learning development in school aged children and youth? Studying various social
Upon hearing the first argument that children should not be allowed so much screen time, I could not help but agree; however the second agrument that there is no such thing as too much screen time does in fact make excellent points. I do however agree more with the first agrument than the second for several reasons, including personal experience, and personal opinions. In this essay I will attempt to find a common ground between the two agruments in an effort to bring peace to this long standing debate.
As a parent,I find that time is a great way for young children to learn,process new words and expand their vocabulary. My one year old son has learned so many new things fromn educational television. For example,he can pronounce his alphabets correctly and say count numbers with ease.
Screen use can be an essential learning tool for our children. Things such as computers and tablets have many things to offer. One argument people may make, is that there is bad content that children may be exposed to online. The screen use; however, is not the problem. It is the content. More media
Technology has been part of our daily live more frequently than before. Screen time has been more popularly used on kids and adolescents. On a daily bases many kids seem to spend more time inside on their tablets, instead of having to spend time with other kids. This is a problem that is becoming more popular over the years,on whether kids need to spend that much time on technology or not. Parents either seem to have strict technology usage, or they either don’t. There has always been a huge controversy with experts, who either think that screen time is beneficial or could cause problems later on in life. There are many views towards this topic, from hurting kids brains, to helping them during school, and socially.
Screen time is very unhealth for children who dont get out and play. playing outside is very health for kids, while helping develop emotional health, imagination, and problem sloving skills. All while be activie, and playing with friends.
In 'Kids and screen time: What does the research say?' Juana Summers explains the negative effect on children spending so much time in front of T.V screens. In doing so knocks down their ability to recognize emotions in accordance to the new research from the University of California Angeles. She mentioned that the study published in the journal 'Computers in human behavior' spoke about how five days without exposure to technology sixth graders were more likely to read human emotions then the children who had access to different means of technology. The difference between kids who are not regularly around technology seem to be more intuitive then those who are to wrapped up in electronic devices. Although I lean towards children without, the question really is are children really better off with, or without and what are the downfalls and benefits?
The purpose of the research article from the scholarly journal Childhood Education (2014) is to discuss the arguments currently surrounding the topic of media, technology, and screen time (MeTS) and its use with young children, and create an international dialogue on what steps should be taken in the future on how to responsibly use MeTS in a way that is productive and developmentally appropriate. The authors first discuss what global issues currently stand referring to MeTS, citing statistics of television, video game, and computer exposure among young children (children younger than 6). It is described that in the United States alone, “83% of children under 6 years old use…two hours with a television and DVD player, 1 hour with video
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under the age of two years have no screen time, with the exception of video chatting. Children younger than two benefit from a hands-on learning approach, therefore, introducing them to a digital device takes away time they need to be socially interactive to develop their cognitive, language, motor, and social-emotional skills. By the age of two, and through the preschool aged years it is recommended that children have no more than 1 ½ hours of screen time per week, and that screen time should be monitored to ensure it is educational as well as age appropriate. There are even television channels and computer applications that are dedicated to creating educational, engaging, and enjoyable content for such young viewers, however, it should be noted that
Teens’ screen time should be limited, not by a strict rule enforced by their parents, but by being taught guidelines as to how long and when are the appropriate times to use the devices. In his article, Don’t Limit Your Teen’s Screen Time, Chris Bergman argues that if technology is unrestricted, social events and time without supervision aren’t “an opportunity for… kids to binge on tech because they couldn't otherwise” (1). What Bergman is saying is the more you can not have something, the more you will want it, so by not enforcing strict rules about technology, parents allow their children to take social opportunities as a time to interact with others, rather than a time to sneak in more screen time. Although keeping a lenient rule over one’s
According to a 2010 Kaiser Foundation study, which involved elementary children, concluded that on average 75 percent of parents allowed their children to have bedroom TV’s, North American households keep their TV’s on for 50 percent of the day, and use 7.5 hours of technology entertainment per day (Rowan). Technology is becoming a problem throughout the United States, especially in elementary aged kids. Parents are introducing technology as early as infants so that they understand certain information at an early age. When parents introduce technology at such an early age they are giving their children the advantage to be addicted to the wonders of it. Young children are at a high risk of brain damage with the advancement of technology. The more adults introduce technology to younger children the higher the chances of problems it causes. Technology has a negative effect on younger children and should have limitations on the age in which it is being introduced.