Since televisions have become almost ubiquitous, many parents wonder if exposing their little ones to the screen is a good idea. The discussion on this topic can be quite complicated – we try, below, to analyze both the benefits and the risks of placing a TV in the children's room.
Many recent studies have shown that the presence of television or video games in a child's room can reduce the amount of time a child spends sleeping and reading. Among the listed consequences can be found the lack of attention at school, the increased risk of obesity and the creation of addiction to video games.
We discuss in more detail all these aspects, in the following paragraphs, thus providing our readers with information that will help them decide on the installation of TVs in the little ones' rooms.
Children and technology – Benefits and risks
Many of today's children are connected to various media devices such as televisions, tablets and telephones from a very young age. Some of the children know how to use the tablet and the phone even before they know how to ride a bike.
However, technology can be part of a child's life without affecting their health, as long as their presence is not abused.
The technology can be used for educational purposes, so preschoolers can learn through the alphabet from educational programs on TV, and students can use tablet applications for educational purposes. Given the ease with which information can be accessed through the Internet, high school students can do research without making a trip to the library.