We have all heard some impressive stories in which television has exercised such power over children's behaviors that have left us speechless. I will always remember one that my mother told about a child throwing herself out the window thinking she could fly like Superman. From that day, in which I
We have all heard some impressive stories in which television has exercised such power over children's behaviors that have left us speechless. I will always remember one that my mother told about a child throwing herself out the window thinking she could fly like Superman. From that day, in which I was about 10 years old, I became aware of the power that television exerted.
How television affects our children
Although we are not all the same, and things do not affect us in the same way, many studies carried out in recent years have revealed how cartoons tenido have had a great impact on the behavior of a large Most children , either by imitation during the game, in conversations with friends, and even affect them psychologically.The violence of the drawings is one of the first concerns of the parents, but the studies also reveal that these same drawings sometimes awaken the creativity and imagination of the children.
We limit the limit by filtering what is seen in each case and above all, the number of hours that our children are exposed to television bombing. The most violent cartoons are usually accompanied by a dose of humor, which makes small spectators assimilate violence as something normal, and even fun; causing in some cases confusion between real and fictional life, which complicates the situation. It is proven that a child constantly exposed to violent drawings where things explode, where the opposite is humiliated to make people laugh, and where the different is marginalized, will include it within their pattern of behavior as a quick and easy way to solve conflicts.
But not everything is black, there are also studies in which a positive influence on the child's learning is clearly seen. When the chosen drawings involve moral values, help or teaching, can be used as support for school activities since the child usually assimilates them more quickly.
On the other hand, children who spend too many hours in front of the TV have a lower cognitive capacity
and a greater degree of passivity in front of school tasks, in addition to reducing the degree of concentration, since it requires an additional effort to which they are not accustomed , therefore, the number of hours in front of the screen has a great importance in their learning. In general they should not spend more than one to two hours a day watching television, and as long as it does not replace another activity such as playing, painting, reading or going out. After these lines we can draw the conclusion that cartoons are not good or bad in themselves, but rather affects much more the quantity and quality of what is seen
; therefore we are the parents who must set limits and filter with conscience what we want our children to fix in their heads for the rest of their days.