Jose L. Carrasco-Vega
August 21, 2012
Adrienne Slaughter, Ph.D.
The Effect of Television on Children
Television plays big roll on children and adolescents lives. Children daily, routine activities involve playing games, watching TV, listening to music, and reading books. Whichever background child or adolescent comes from, majority of parents have forgotten amount of time their children spend behind television. A survey of 11 European countries and Israel found that 98% to 100% of children watch television and, on average, watch for approximately 2 hours daily. Similarly, children in Australia view television about 2 hours per day. Children in the UK, Israel, and the USA spend the most time (almost 3 hours daily) watching television. (Byrd-Bredbenner, Grenci, & Quick, Sep2010) Study moves on to show children and adolescent watch thousand of commercials each year many of them aimed to advertisement that are not educational. Television has diverse effects on physical and psychological effects on children and adolescent. Effects of television include learning, behavior, and health issues. Effects of Learning
Learning is acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. In today society television plays big role on everyone daily life. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2012) Not just only television good place where you can come to get your daily information, like for example morning news, weather or road condition. However, same way television can be informational it can also be distracting. Television has a powerful effect on children; some of these effects are health and behavior. Moreover, television reduces attention with long and short time cognitive function. For this, reasoned parents need to control amount time their children watch television. As parents, we are first line of defense in our children...