The Effects Of Watching Television On Children 's Development

971 Words Dec 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Too Much T.V. is Bad for A Child’s Development Today in the United States 98% of all households, have at least one T.V. in their home (Facts and T.V. Statistics.) With technology on the rise, media and video are now accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tablets, television, computers, and cell phones are just a few examples of the technology we have that make screen viewing easily available. Parents are allowing children as early as 6 months of age, to watch television; exposing their young minds to the negative effects of television. In this paper I am going to discuss the negative impacts of excessively watching television, and how they effect a child’s development. I am also going to provide supporting information of those effects, and talk about ways we can minimize the viewing of television to turn those T.V. negatives into positives. According to the National Sleep Foundation the recommended amount of time a toddler sleeps for is between 11 and 14 hours. That gives toddlers between 13 and 10 waking hours per day. If they spend 2 to 3 of those waking hours watching television, that is 20 to 30 percent of their day spent in front of a screen. The question remains, how much stimulation from television have a direct effect on a child’s brain development (The Elephant in the Room)? To answer that question, many producers of different childhood television programming, employs child psychologist in order to develop programs that are entertaining and educational for…

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