The negative impact of media on children’s development!

Recently, psychologists often faced with a very distorted children’s behavior. On the one hand stiffness and underdevelopment of speech. On the other – a strong aggressiveness and show off going through the roof. Such a child hesitates to answer the question, but is not afraid to ape foreign adults. Behave uncontrollably hyperexcitable, inattentive, poor behavior of the model serves as a magnet, and an adult as if they had not heard. These kids love the militants and refuse to watch our domestic cartoons. Because of their emotional immaturity, their understanding of the elusive essence of our cartoons. All of these children from an early age fascinated computer, TV.

The negative impact of modern media on children’s development are obvious to experts.
Contemporary art alters and distorts the child’s mind, acting on the imagination, giving the new settings and behaviors. From the virtual world to the children’s minds break the false and dangerous values: kultsily, aggression, coarse and vulgar behavior, which leads to hyperexcitability children.
In western cartoons is a fixation on aggression. Repetition of scenes of sadism, where the hero cartoon causes someone pain, causes children to commit aggression and promotes the development of appropriate behavior. Does Mass Media Have a Negative Impact on Society?
Children repeat what they see on screen, this is a consequence of identification. Identifying with being deviant behavior, which can not be punished on the screen and even condemned, children imitate him and learn his aggressive behavior. Albert Bandura in 1970 said that one television model may be the subject of role models for millions.

Killing, in computer games, children feel a sense of satisfaction, mentally violating moral norms. In virtual reality there is no scope of human emotions: killing and suppressing the child is experiencing normal human emotions: pain, compassion and empathy. On the contrary, the usual feelings are distorted, instead the child enjoys the shock and humiliation and self-indulgence.


Aggression in cartoons accompanied by a beautiful, bright pictures. Heroes of the beautifully dressed, or in a beautiful room, or simply draw a beautiful scene, which is accompanied by murder, fighting, and other aggressive behaviors, it is done in order to cartoon drew. Since the if on the basis of existing notions of beauty infuse image of sadism, that thereby blurring the already established views.

Thus, a aesthetic perception, a new culture of rights. These cartoons and movies for children already want to watch, and they are perceived by them as the norm. Children are drawn to them, and do not understand why adults with traditional notions of beauty, do not normally want them to show them.

Often the characters are ugly and western cartoon looks disgusting. What does it do? The fact that a child identifies himself not only with the behavior of the character. Mechanisms of imitation in children reflex and so thin that they allow to capture the slightest emotional changes, tiny facial grimaces. Monster evil, stupid, insane. And identify themselves with the characters children relate their experiences with the expression on their faces. And begin to properly: it is impossible to adopt a vicious facial expressions and remain in good-natured soul, to adopt a meaningless grin and strive to “bite the granite of science,” as in the TV program “Sesame Street”

The atmosphere of the video market riddled with murderers, rapists, witches and other characters, dialogue that would never choose in real life. The children all see it on TV. In children, the subconscious is not protected by common sense and life experience to distinguish the real and relative. The child had seen everything – reality, imprinted for life. The TV screen c violence of the adult world has replaced the grandmothers and mothers, reading, introduction to authentic culture. Hence the growth of emotional and mental disorders, depression, teen suicide, unwarranted violence in children.

The main danger of the TV is connected with the suppression of the will and consciousness, similar to that achieved by drugs. The American psychologist A. Mori wrote that prolonged contemplation of the material, tiring the eyes, produces a hypnotic stupor, accompanied by a weakening of will and attention. At a certain duration of action of the light flash, flicker, and a certain rhythm begin to interact with brain alpha rhythms, which depends on the ability to concentrate, and disrupt the rhythm of the brain and developed symptoms of attention disorders with hyperactivity.

The flow of visual and auditory information, which does not require concentration and mental effort is perceived passively. It eventually transferred to real life, and the child begins to perceive the same way. And concentrate on an assignment, make a mental or volitional effort more difficult. The child gets used to do only that it requires no effort. Child labor is included with the lessons, hardly perceives educational information.

And without an active mental activity is not the development of neural connections, memory, and associations.
Computer and TV robs children of their childhood. Instead, active games and experiences of these emotions and feelings and communicate with peers and parents, knowledge of himself through the surrounding living world, children watch, but it happens and days and nights would sit at the TV and computer, thus depriving themselves of the opportunities for development that is given to man only in childhood.

Next, we want to offer recommendations for the attention of child neurologists and psychologists for the Conservation of psychosomatic health of children.

Children under three years of watching TV should not be. And if a child suffered a perinatal encephalopathy, or having convulsions in fever, or had head trauma, meningitis, if he had irritability, poor sleep, early failure of daytime sleep, stuttering, tics, and then up to 5-6 years .
Healthy children 3-4 years old can spend watching TV 15 minutes. 5 6letnie children 30 min., Younger students 1 – 1.5 hours 2-3 times a week.
Virtual images attract and create a psychological dependence, primarily because of over-stimulate the nervous system and brain rhythms disharmony occurring due to the speed, brightness, effect of “flicker”. Therefore, you must first view the adult by the cartoons and movies that want to show the kids, paying attention to what they do not cause overexcitation of the nervous system.
Up to 7 years in children’s mind there is no protective barrier of virtual aggression, only after a 12-year-old children learn to share the virtual and actual reality. So do not leave your baby alone with the TV, computer. He protection before the virtual aggression can not.
Consider the factors of adverse physiological effects of electromagnetic radiation of a child with a computer:

    • fatigue, irritability, exhaustion of the nervous system
    • sleep disturbances, impaired memory and attention
    • increase of allergic reactions
    • changes in the musculoskeletal system
    • specific pain in the wrist and fingers when using the keyboard
    • development of myopia

To date, only you and I, dear parents, we can protect our children from violence, from the destructive and chaotic energy that breaks into our lives and keep our children healthy with a desire to live and love this world. I hope my small contribution, will help you with this.