The Impact Of Electronic Media On Physical, Cognitive, Social And Behavioral Development Of Children

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IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA ON PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN Manal S.El Defrawy MD1, Ola G. Behairy MD1, Mona A. Elawady MD2, Doaa Mohammad MSC1 Pediatrics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Egypt1 Community Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Egypt2 Abstract Background: Our lives become saturated with technology and mobile phones are an essential part of our daily activity, and many of our entertainment is provided through the Internet and video games Aim of the work: was to assess the possible effect of electronic media on physical, cognitive, social and behavioral development of children. Subject and Methods: Five hundred students were enrolled in this study their…show more content…
64, 2% of our studied group has electronic media in their bedroom and 52.6% use electronic media more than 6 hours/day. Most of the studied children are heavy users of electronic media>6 hours/day 52.6%, 4-6 hours was 29%, 2-4 hours were15.6% and less than 2 hours were 2.8% , also there was statistically significant difference between males and females as regards time of media usage as it was higher in males (p value6 hours/day, 20% of them use electronic media 4-6 hours per day, 8.79% of them use electronic media 2-4 hours per day and14.29&% of them use electronic media less than 2 hours per day. The differences are statistically highly significant (p-value 6 (no.=263) No. % No. % No. % No. % Parental rules for time in front TV, computer and phone Yes 11 78.57 63 80.77 105 72.41 138 52.47 30.14 6 (no.=263) No. % No. % No. % No. % Sitting with family Yes 14 100.0 76 97.44 139 95.86 233 88.59 FET 0.01 (S) No 0 0.0 2 2.56 6 4.14 30 11.41 Sitting with family hr/day Mean ±SD; (range) 3.21±1.62; (1-6) 2.25±1.74; (0-8) 2.08±1.77; (0-12) 1.77±1.27; (0-9) 10.84 0.01 (S)* Number of friends Mean ±SD; (range) 16.28±36.06; (1-30) 7.23±11.61; (0-25) 7.21±6.6; (0-20) 6.77±4.1; (0-30) 3.48 0.32* Sitting with friends hr/day Mean ±SD; (range) 4.43±3.13; (1-12) 2.57±2.09; (0-8) 2.67±2.24; (0-4) 2.4±1.84; (0-3) 8.13 0.04 (S)* Number of friends on net Mean ±SD;

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