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.
Advertising is a powerful tool to bring a message to the masses. Controlling the message that is being directed towards very young consumers is critical. Mature advertising should not have an immature theme and should be limited when the commercials are aired. Advertisers need more guidelines to follow in order to help ensure that the right message comes across to children. Parents also need to be more aware of the television their children are watching.
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. Even though mass media is a huge part of a child’s learning process and has benefits like the ability to expand their education on the world and the ways of society, it instead, more often, offers a form of socialization with no opportunity for physical interaction, and negatively affects a child’s cognitive and social development by introducing him/her to adulthood at an early age through the constant issues of stereotypes, sexism, and violence that occur within American society.
Parents must step up and begin regulating their children's television usage, in order to help the innocent's of today. Parents are most capable party when it comes to solving this problem. The road to prevention is paved by, increasing awareness of the undesired psychological difficulties children may face and familiarizing parents with advertising tactics, which are being used against their children. The undesired psychological effects children may face is a prime reason to regulate advertising to children. Although, psychologist are thought of as people you would expect to help heal a mental illness their understanding of how the mind works can be used against children.
Ashley Mancera Smith Mrs. Jakusz English 11 13 March 2014 Investigating the Effects of Media On Children “As policymakers - and as parents - we have a responsibility to examine the effects of media on our children, a responsibility this legislation can better enable us to fulfill. No one is looking out, in a systematic way, for cumulative impact of today's newer electronic media on our children.”, states Joseph Lieberman, former United States Senator. This quote portrays the effect of media on children accurately. Media has a immense outcome of how kids portray the world, and what they learn. Current media research has shown that exposure to media, especially on young children, may lead to a decline in social skills, a decline in academic capabilities, and an increase in child obesity.
In the article Online Bullies Pull Schools into the Fray by Jan Hoffman say that “Children have more time to socialize on the weekends”. This clearly displays that parents should be supervising their kids on weekends m... ... middle of paper ... ...other people suffering through the problem which is sure to rise hope in those individuals, helping the overall reduction of cyber-bullying. In cessation, with the expansion of the Internet and social networking technology, cyber-bullying is becoming more common and severe. But it can be reduced, or if tried hard enough, even stopped but this requires responsibilities of certain groups. Parents need strict supervision over their kids, Schools need to education students on the repercussions of cyberbullying and regular bullying, and lawmakers/government need to take a global action by establishing Cyber-bullying intervening programs.
Exposure to violence on television can affect the way children behave toward their environment. This creates an additional responsibility for parents and teachers to not only protect children from violence but to also teach children to resist violence. Because of the negative influence of violent television programming for children, and their easy access to other violent programs; the government, teachers, and parents need to educate and protect children against violence. Thanks to technology, we have many more opportunities available to us. This expands the world of education to many who would otherwise not have it.
Children are more likely to act out at the school with other children in violent act because of what they learned from media. Children believe that it is the right approach to get what they desire by being aggressive. Thus, Americans are constantly exposed to violence when they turn on television and movies that are filled with shooting or other violence. Dues to majority of exposure, we change our perspectives on violence itself. We need to understand that the exposure at such young age alter our values and norms.
Living in the twenty first century, it is vital to think about various effects that we are encountered to. Many information in being shadowed by people for their personal interest. It is then most vital for our own sake, and that of our children, to carefully deliberate the effects of everyday life activities. One of the most important aspects to study is the effects of media on our children. Some believe that media affects children positively by providing them with, education, awareness, and making them pro-social.
Conversely, in a sense, is the article supports that directors and media producers should be more considerate and sensitive to the reality that children are exposed to countless acts violence because what is being broadcasted in the media and it has subsequent effect on both their mental, and social development. From looking at both perspectives it is imperative to integrate both aspects with media laws being enforced more stringently protecting the young from being subjected to these horrific viewings, but ultimately family life should know what’s best for their children, and whether or not certain material is not right for them to watch.