Presentation on theme: "TV and the effects on children 53% of mothers and 44% of fathers with grade school education, versus 21% of mothers and 19% of fathers who are college."— Presentation transcript:
TV and the effects on children
53% of mothers and 44% of fathers with grade school education, versus 21% of mothers and 19% of fathers who are college educated, use television as a babysitter.
How much TV do most children watch? Most children watch an average of 3 to 4 hours of TV per day, approximately 28 hours each week. Watching TV is the #1 after- school activity for 6 to 17 year olds. Each year most children spend about 1500 hours in front of the TV and 900 hours in the classroom. By age 70, most people will have spent about 10 years watching TV.
Effects Have poorer reading skills Play less well with friends Heavy viewers put in less effort on school work Have fewer hobbies and activities More likely to be overweight Near sighted Limit children’s creativity Tardy reaction
. Violence. About 5 violent acts are committed during 1 hour of "prime time" evening television programming 20 to 25 violent acts occur each hour on Saturday morning “children's programs” Children who watch the typical amount of TV will see about 20,000 murders and more than 80,000 other assaults. Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others They may be more fearful of the world around them They may be more likely to behave in aggressive harmful ways toward others
TV vs. Children’s Imitation Children often have trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality on TV Topics such as drug abuse, alcoholism, and sex may also be brought to your child's attention sooner than you want Ask your child to compare what is shown on the screen Encourage children to do other activities instead of watching TV Discuss with children what is real and what is make-believe on TV. Explain to children the values you hold about sex, alcohol and drugs.
What can parents do for kids? ~ * Negative => Positive *~ Good TV Programs The best programs are those that speak to children in ways they can understand. Select good programs that encourage children to explore their feelings, learn about their world, and increase their competence and self- worth. Rules Setup Look for programs that are designed for your child's particular age group. No more than an hour a day for young children Keep television out of your child's bedroom. Parents as role models for their children. Talk about what your child sees on the television.
Interview TV Programs Imitation Effects Chad * Time limitation * Watch programs children like *Ok. As long as choosing good programs *Promote children’s creativity, expose to new ideas *Only watching and except doing *Just learning but without doing it Mary * Choosing suitable programs or movies * Watch with children 鍾熙老師 *Time limitation * Educational TV programs *Depend on TV too much *Only receiving messages from TV without digesting it
Thank you for listening Special Thanks to 鍾熙老師 Teacher Mary 道生幼稚園 Teacher Chad