The Pros And Cons Of Children And The Digital Age

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The following essay will be based on children and the digital age. It will focus on what the pros and cons are of children’s use in reference to the television and the internet. It will consist of general guidelines and tips for parents to help them when dealing with these two digital products. Kessler (2011) states, “Internet and television use among children has become entwined in other ways as well. A 2010 Nielsen study suggests that 36% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 use both media simultaneously. Altogether, children between the ages of 8 and 10 spend about 5.5 hours each day using media — eight hours if you count the additional media consumed while multitasking.” This means that the internet and the television are sometimes used simultaneously which means that the consequences and the benefits of both technologies will often go hand in hand, especially if the child is using the internet to watch a television program (yes, this happens). First we’ll be discussing the television. Even though the television has only been around since the 1920s, it has made a huge impact on all of our lives. Whether you…show more content…
Some children will be more susceptible to violence because of what they’re watching. Their beliefs on race and gender get altered or moulded. Children are also portrayed negatively on TV, they are more likely to become overweight because of inactivity, their TV habits as children will affect their health as an adult. Some children will even fall into the trap of doing stunts that they have seen on TV at home. Children’s sleeping patterns will become a problem and some will even have a problem sleeping at all.TV may also encourage the use of alcohol. There will be an even higher risk of children falling into the habit of smoking and on another serious level, they will learn about sexual

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