In this essay I will be talking about how children are affected by television. Although many parents these days do not want their children to watch television, there are a lot of educational shows available today. Many parents may not want their children to watch modern television, and I would have to tell those parents that there are some shows out there these days that are very educational and they are aimed towards the young. Watching the educational cartoons can be very helpful for a child’s mind. There can be positive results emotionally, physically, and psychologically.
Some of the children that will enter our classroom may come from undesirable environments. As early childhood educators it is our responsibility to find strategies that will help those with autism, ADHD, and other environmental issues, to change their challenging behaviors into one that would be more suitable for learning. Children with autism have challenging behavior because their brains deal information in a different way. These children have a hard time learning to take turns and sharing with others. Autistic children are known for self-stimulating behavior such as; flapping of their arms when upset.
English Composition I April 1, 2013 Are Certain TV Shows Bad For A Young Child? Kids learn just about anything from what they see on TV. They watch educational shows like Sesame Street, Beakman’s World, etc. Shows like these have great educational tools that they teach kids so they can grow up with knowing what’s wrong and what’s right. But if a kid is left alone or unsupervised they could watch shows that encourage them to act differently than usual.
ADHD negatively can affect a child’s social and emotional behavior and the ability to control them in a positive manner in a school environment. Children that have both ADD/ADHD are expressively immature. Some studies show children who have ADHD, especially those children that have expressive outbursts or violent tendencies; they have a hard time socializing with others. In school, if their classmates and teacher single them out, they feel self-conscious. Many children with disabilities usually need more structured and clearly amorphous surroundings, also behaviorally, than a general education classroom can offer.
Since its invention over fifty years ago, television has been criticized by many as being bad for children’s brains. As television has advanced throughout the years, so have the fast paced, mindless shows designed for young children. In the article “Is SpongeBob SquarePants Bad for Children?” Roni Rabin discusses a research study that sought to prove that watching SpongeBob SquarePants has a negative effect on a child’s executive functioning system. The results of this small experimental study found that children who watched nine minutes of a fast paced cartoon had decreased their executive functioning compared to children who participated in nine minutes of drawing or watching educational programs. Connecting fast paced television viewing to losses in cognitive ability has profound significance for children’s social and learning development.
Many have more. One study found that 32 percent of children age’s two to seven had television sets in their bedroom. This number increased to 65 percent for children ages eight to 18. Although television can be an educational tool for student, exposing them to information and situations that they cannot experience first hand, social scientists and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have raised specific concerns about the effect of television watching on young student development. Areas of concern include: inability of young student to distinguish between television fantasy and reality exposure to television violence, especially where violence is not shown to have any serious consequences exposure
For example, One can watch a one hour history program and be interested in what is being said where as most people would not make it to page five of a history book. Although watching Television may be more fun and entertaining, In Johnson’s article Why Games Are Good For You, he talks about how effective media have become in educating children but at the same time these methods of teaching are causing children to lack cognitive skills, causing a deficiency in concentration skills, the ability to pay attention, as
“The media: It’s been around for ages, but what you experienced growing up is worlds away from what your children are growing up with today. (Unknown, 2010) Some kids’ lives are consumed by the media, and there can be very negative effects. How [do] the media affect your child, and how can you set healthy media guidelines?” Basically, the Common Sense Media (2010) reported children who are majorly exposed to the media reveal low academic performance. Based on the study they have a lower vocabulary, low reading levels, and perform poorly on test. Children who watch more TV in comparison to those who watch little TV is more likely to perform better in school (School Performance section, para.
When a child hits age five there are certain skills that should be developed such as paying attention, keeping certain thoughts to them, and staying focused when given a task. A child with ADHD will have trouble staying focused when given a task by a teacher, often leading to missed assignments and outbursts in the classroom. The behavior problems associated with this disease makes it difficult to keep friends. Classmates may think it is funny at first, but eventually they grow bored of the classroom interruptions. Children with this disorder have trouble recognizing the personal space of others, which can sometimes lead to child spending a lot of time alone.
Don decides to conduct a research study based on children who watch or play violent video games at home and their behavior at school. He asks parents to participate by ovserving their children’s “free” time for two weeks. Following, Don concludes this study by the given results of which book a child chooses to borrow and connects those results with the child’s observation records. 2. Don is performing a correlation study because it implies a relationship between two variables such as; violent video games and children becoming violent.