THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF MEDIA ON CHILDREN
Saint Francis College
Maureen Guillaume, Department of Psychology, Saint Francis College
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The media affects the lives of children daily. Children imitate things whether they are positive or negative because of the fact that they are not aware of the consequences. Parents need to be more attentive in their child’s life. They need to pay attention to what their child is either watching or listening to. They need limit how much a child spends watching television, so that they would be able to focus more on their school work and studies. Positive parenting role models are in the best interest of child in that they would limit the expose children have to violent acts. It what decrease the aggressive behavior a child might promote when they are younger and if not stopped would be difficult to remove when that child is in its teenager years. Media cause psychological effect on children such as low-self esteem, sexual content, physical health and school performance. Parents need to put their foot down and regulate on what their child is watching.
THE PYSCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF MEDIA ON CHILDREN
In Society today the media is accessible and omnipresent to everyone whether you are an adult or child. Even though media is used for news, advertisement, educational purposes and entertainment it also has a negative light to it. Younger children are deeply exposed to different kinds of media such as, movies, video games, music including music lyrics and videos, computer games and the internet, comic books and of course our favorite the television. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), "Children are influenced by media–they learn
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