Much technology is replacing television viewing and However, both are still a problem when are consumed in excess. It may be thought that problems lead to physical problems, but psychological problems are also present. What happens when a child watches a lot of television?
There is a lot of data collected in recent years on the excess consumption of the screens. Some children have no end and it is usually their means of entertainment and that of many parents. It is important to be able to know all the disadvantages of these devices to the welfare of children.
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Young children should avoid television and technology
Children or babies under 18 months They should not consume any type of appliance. There are parents who choose to entertain these little ones with the use of television or applications on mobile phones or tablets, and many of them have already used it before 4 months of age.
At this age the brain is in continuous progress and development and being able to visualize images that we understand, for them can become strange and without logic. Babies' brains must develop according to what they see in their current life, interact with people and envision what is naturally presented to them. The problem is not in watching a lot of television and being able to learn certain things, but in everything they don't learn naturally for being watching television.
We are aware that There are applications that enhance certain abilities or they help them to listen to relaxing sounds or second languages, but for many experts it is still an “unnatural” way and therefore it is not their best way of learning.
According to some studies it is known where is the long-term damage. A child may develop speech problems, it will affect his short-term memory, and he may not even have good reading skills. It will be difficult for you to understand certain terms. They may even have attention and sleep problems.
What happens after two years?
From the age of two children can watch television, but in a much more controlled way. There are educational programs where they can teach math, science trivia, tricks and problem solving, literature or languages. As they are programs that entertain, it is easier to learn them and if they are accompanied by their father or mother they will like it much more. We must continue to insist on the time limit to be able to view this series of devices. It is still something artificial and the best way to learn is naturally.
The problems that can arise when many hours of television are consumed is in weight gain. Spending many hours in front of a screen you are skipping physical exercise And that empowers them is to increase body fat and a greater waist circumference. Being overweight can eventually lead to obesity problems and heart problems.
Problems arise in questions psychological and emotional. Children who are willing to spend more than two hours in front of a television may present a child attention deficit, They are even children who withdraw into themselves and lack empathy. In the long run they can become much more introverted and whatever emotion they are given they may outgrow it.
It should be noted that it would even be necessary to limit how do they watch television. They should not visualize issues that are not related to their age. The scenes of sex, drugs, alcohol or discrimination of race and gender are not good. Even the abuse of advertising it can induce them to become heavy consumers of products that they do not need or to include foods that are not healthy in their diet.
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