Effect of electronic media
Research shows that excessive use of electronic media can have negative effects on children’s activities, fitness and their performance in school. When children spend a lot of time on electronic media, they spend less time on other activities, including understanding and studying. Children who are excessively media users are more likely to do poorly in school. Young children’s TV observing lessens their interest in studies and affects their behaviour in school. More time with electronic media often means children spend less time being energetic or playing outside. Children may have trouble in enjoying sound sleep, if they use media in the evening or have a bedroom small screen.
Electronic media can promote negative effects. We need to understand better how to reverse the negative impact of electronic media and make it more positive. If you decrease children’s time with electronic media, you can limit its negative effects. So parents should try to keep their children away from all types of electronic media devices. —Via email