Parents may use ratings but they must be used with caution.
It can make people think things they would not otherwise think, and do things they The Effects of Television Violence on Children words - 6 pages dinner. One study proposed that programs containing short segments that have a rapid pace, as the ones shown on Sesame Street, might lead children to be easily distracted, to lose interest in a topic quickly, and thus have a shorter attention span Huston, The fat content of advertised products exceeds the current average Canadian diet and nutritional recommendations, and most food advertising is for high calorie foods such as fast foods, candy and presweetened cereals 14 By the time of high school graduation, they will have spent more time watching television than they have in the classroom.
A validity test of movie, television and video-game ratings Pediatrics. Gould MS, Shaffer D. They show that there have been significant efforts to overcome this by attempting to have kids interact with the television through certain segments of show such as Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Violence on Television?
The impact of suicide in television movies. Cartoon programs based on toy products are especially attractive.
Excessive amounts of time at a computer can contribute to obesity, undeveloped social skills and a form of addictive behaviour 9. In some disadvantaged settings, healthy television habits may actually be a beneficial teaching tool Above all, parents should be encouraged to appreciate that there is potential for more good than bad, as long as one has the knowledge to tell the difference.
Growing up in low class neighborhoods that are more likely to be affected by crime often allows youth to follow a path toward criminal behavior rather than it being of random behavior.