Can children watch television?

Tatyana Lyho
Tatyana Lyho
July 30, 2012
Can children watch television?

Once it was believed that television can be an excellent means of knowing the world. And although to some extent this definition is relevant today, but it does not apply to young children. Pediatricians around the world endure a negative assessment of this unusual "nanny". What happens in the development of the baby, if he will sit for a long time in front of the screen? Can children watch TV without compromising the psyche and physiology?

Television and child development

Specialists from one children's hospital conducted a study with the participation of children. Do you think doctors were able to figure out whether children can watch TV? 1-3 years old kids studied often watched TV, and then by the age of 7 they had problems with attention. Such children stood out strongly against the background of their aggressiveness and anxiety. They had difficulty communicating, it was difficult for them to maintain eye contact with their parents.

And when these children turned 10-14 years old, they were already treated for severe depression or eating disorders and were even ready to part with their lives. Also, some kids after watching TV often became very silent and barely spoke. And what will happen next?

Useful tips

So, having learned about the dangers of TV for small children, apply some recommendations.

  • First, parents, plan and limit watching television. Do not put the TV in the nursery.
  • Secondly, watch TV with children. Explain where the truth is, and where the fiction. Otherwise it will be difficult for them to understand this difference.
  • Thirdly, place a globe next to the TV to find places that are consecrated in the program with the children.
  • Fourth, spend more time outdoors, read books, solve children's puzzles and puzzles. Play different games.

Do everything so that later you do not regret that the TV stole childhood from your baby.