According to Josie Gurney-Read, an Online Education Editor at The Telegraph, “children who have grown up with this technology from a young age, will be in a better position to recognise the importance and central nature of technological skills - but this shouldn 't be to the detriment of reading, writing and the interaction of play with physical toys and nature.” If it starts to drain away things like reading and writing, then it will become a problem. Parents also restrict their children’s technology usage based on what other parents have done. Parents such as Heidi Stevens, a mom of three and a
(AACAP, 2001, p. 1) Even though parents are conscious that the media can affect their children, nearly all of them don't realize how severe it is actually becoming. While television has developed and is now one of our most valuable ways of communication, it also has horrible consequences of being able to negatively affect and corrupt people. This will examine both sides of this problem, focusing on the effects of a particular mass medium, television, on a particular group of society, children. It will also examine studies that try to show both the positive and negative affects on children. This website will also illustrate the necessity of parents to be there for their children and for teachers to play a pivotal role in helping children separate fact from fiction during television viewing.
In the United States in this day in age, technology has become a fighting force that parents and teachers both love and hate. I recently interviewed Cindy Moser about some of these problems and questions that concern technology and kids. When it comes to children right now, they are all engaged in some type of technology. Kids are getting phones at younger ages, they are able to watch more mature television shows before they are of age to watch, and with the easily accessible technology around them, actual human to human interacting has become a struggle to some children. However there are many benefits to the advancements of technology that we have made, the benefits are often accompanied by challenges.
While this is to true to a degree, what makes the difference is the responsibility of parents ... ... middle of paper ... ... and subconscious level. All in all, the main purpose of advertisement is to persuade a specific audience into buying a product. However, along with this purpose, there are other results that can be caused by a variety of factors. With Children, the interpretation of a commercial has endless possibilities, since their knowledge with regard to their surroundings it is yet very limited. Additionally, Much of the information used to influence people is often unrealistic; for example, clothing models, besides working out daily, are retouched by software to make them as what the media considers perfection; thus, creating unreachable expectations for people.
Although, media often gets in the way of children exploring their surroundings as well as playing and interacting with parents and other individuals. Therefore, discouraging learning and healthy physical and social development, which are critical in the early years of one’s life (How). “nearly all children (99%) live in a home with a TV, half (50%) hav... ... middle of paper ... ...nce shown in the media makes unacceptable behavior seem acceptable. the media can be a powerful teacher of children and adolescents and have a profound impact on their health. Too little has been done by parents, schools, the entertainment industry, or the government to protect children and adolescents from harmful media effects and to maximize the prosocial aspects of modern media.
The parents are a key part in loosening the grip the media market has on young children. Not only are the media at fault for influencing children of today, the parents are also at fault for their encouragement of the media market. The market has a strong hold on children and is continually influencing them through many aspects of their lives. Parents need to encourage their children to not conform to whatever the media says. Kids do not need the newest items or hippest clothing in order to be successful.
There are three aspects of advertising used to help persuade consumers to buy their products, and are primarily influencing children. Three negative ways advertisers may expose children to this negative media are through humor and catchy slogans, celebrities, and self-image. “When advertising makes you smile or laugh, your brain chemistry changes to support your memory. It pairs happiness and good feelings with the brand,” says Doug Gentile who runs a Media Research Lab at Iowa State University in Ames. Most advertisements consumers see on television today, aren’t designed to reach the pref... ... middle of paper ... ...se children to advertisements, which will hurt the children and not themselves.
Some educators believe that children are able to grasp information and learn from television programs because of their visual nature. Moreover, educational video games, such as brain ace and flash focus, require the learner to be actively involved, and thus entertained. (Barlette, Anderson, & Swing, 2008) Additionally, the Resear... ... middle of paper ... ... and Children’s Aggression, Fear, and Altruism. The Future of Children. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20053121 Greitemeyer, T. (2011).
According to Demner (2001) main reasons to use the Internet for children are entertainment aims ... ... middle of paper ... ...earch.ebscohost.com (accessed February 6, 2011) Livingstone, S., and E. Helsper. 2008. Parental mediation of children's internet use. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 52(4): 581-599. Ebscohost http://search.ebscohost.com (accessed February 6, 2011) Maroki, N. 2001 The Impact of the internet on the educational systems in the new millennium.
Horst points out that many parents feel that new media and technology are investment for a child’s future and that it can be leverage for “good grades and behavior” (2007, p. 150). While these are great motivators, there are still problems which crop up between parents and their children in regards to their online world. What many children (mainly teenagers) and parents do not agree upon is how much they should post about themselves online. Boyd brings up a great point that teens are often faced with publishing public thoughts vs. creating private spaces which their parents cannot see (2014, p. 54). Many parents feel that they should have access to what their children publish online,