There are many studies on media violence and its social effects. Most of the studies have indicated that children who are exposed to media violence are more likely to exhibit violent and aggressive behaviors. As the child observes the violence, he/she is motivated by the fact that the show is enjoyable without realizing the violent behaviors. As a result, they copy and identify the behavior, and this has detrimental effects on their social life. According to Boxer et al., the content of the media has a direct impact on its audiences (420).
Introduction and background of the issue Video games, use of computers and Wii games are extensively used by the youth of every nation. These new world accessories have become a menace for the health of children and this issue has been studied in many researches. Researches also highlighted that excessive use of video, computer and Wii games have detrimental effects on the health of children (RSK, 2014). However, Wii and Xbox games keep children pretty much in action but there are a lot of games which keep the children sitting for hours with poor posture. Many such issues have caused severe back problems in children and thus, several researches concluded that playing too much video games and spending half or more of the day in front of video games and screens causes psychological problems along with physical problems in children.
Technology is an important mode of communication for many children, however, it can affect child development. Many children are influenced by technology such as media, internet, movies, etc. Now many children rely on technology and seen technology advance them, but technology does have harmful effects on them. They are using technology devices every day, and they are beginning to lose interest themselves from family or friends from their communication skills. Also, their behaviors begin to change by technology, and they start having mental health problems.
We couldn’t avoid using technology for online activities that keep us up too late. Also our social bonds affect by it and because of that, face-to-face interaction is slowly disappears. More violence, lack of our empathy, stress, lack of privacy, and increased bullying are affected by it . The author posits that because of technology, there are many changes happened in this generation, it brought negative impact to the people who uses much technology.
Censorship protects kids. In the article entitled “What Children Need is Censorship”, Aric Sigman remarks, “The difference between a child and an adult is that children are more vulnerable to the effects of everything from sunburn and alcohol to ideas and images.” Children are easily influenced most of the time. When they see adults doing things, they wanna do it, too. Sigman also says while free speech may be a laudable aim between adults, the concept is now being used primarily by commercial interests to speak freely to our children.
Indeed, health professionals blamed computer exposure, gaming devices, tablets, and other electronic devices for the rise in diabetes and obesity among children. In addition, several studies pointed out other health problems when children are overexposed to technology such as poor eyesight, back pain, lethargy, and weak bodies. The lack of physical activities when using technology has promoted sedentary lifestyle for children. 3. Promotes negative psychological health.
Students have become so dependent on their devices: “‘[...] low-achieving students are more likely to be distracted by the presence of mobile phones while high achievers can focus in the classroom regardless of the mobile phone policy,’ according to the study” (Tlumacki). In the classroom, students will hear or feel their phones vibrate or ring. Students will pull their phones out to see if someone needed them, but they end spending more time than they should on their electronic devices. Students can very easily become distracted by their devices and it takes their attention away from the teachers. It has been said that “[s]tudents check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a day on average, according to the survey of 675 students in 26 states” (Digital distraction in class).
Today in America the topic of wether technology is hurting or helping our youth is very common umong the public. Many people believe that TV, tablets, online games, and spending to much time looking at a screen can damage the childs development and learning skills while others believe that it helps them learn more faster. This topic of conversation has been going on since technology began to start expanding rapidly in the early 2000's. In the first passage, "Screen Time Limits Are Vital for Children," the author claims that screens are destroying our younger generations and causing more harm than good.
The children can’t express themselves in the same way because they are addicted to iPads and other technology, their creativity will decline. The children will get admission to social medias, which isn’t just positive. The messages and pictures they send to each other can be more powerful than they are aware of. When they send a message they aren’t aware of how the other person will react. “You don’t have a sense of “context” that the recipient finds himself in nor do you have an understanding of how your message impacts that person”
The television clicks on and commercials consume it. It’s dark face attracting a child's attention with it's sudden burst of colors. Their dark eyes fill with the remnants of thoughts of things that can harm them. There are many things that harm children due to children's advertising but we're only going to be focusing on three. The first is how advertising has allowed diseases like obesity and diabetes to get out of hand, the second is that mental disabilities like depression and anger issues are higher due to the advertising on television, the third thing is how advertisements cause children to make bad decisions for their health like using alcohol and smoking.
TV violence, as indicated by numerous clinicians, can prompt elevated hostility in individuals today. Chidley states that examination demonstrates that kids who watch a considerable measure of brutality can get desensitized to real violence and become less compassionate to the torment and enduring of others. As kids watch increased levels of violence on TV, they create kind of a mean world disorder. This leads youngsters to see the world as much crueler and evil than it truly is. Numerous kids may grow up fearing the world due to the violence that they find in the several hours that they spend sitting in front of the TV.