Keep the TV is harmful to children

American psychologists found that kids in these families receive less attention: the parents communicate with them about 20% less.

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts decided to test the widely held view about the dangers of working in the "background" of the TV experiment.They found out just how big this effect, and whether it exists at all.Many of the seemingly obvious beliefs regarding the working of the TV test experiment could not stand (on the demography before Dietetics).

According to psychologists, one-third of American children live in homes where the TV is constantly working.Parents can leave it on for background and go into another room.However, this "background", as it turned out, it is not harmless.

researchers recruited more than fifty parents with children aged up to three years and invited them to spend time in the laboratory.In this first half hour of steam from a child with a parent sitting in a playroom without a television, and the remaining time - in the same room where he worked as a TV tuned to a popular channel transmissions like "their game" (in the United States, this game is known as Jeopardy!).

In this experiment the participants were removed from their consent to the camcorder, and the resulting record then transferred to psychologists for analysis.Experts view videos and counted how many times the parents somehow interacted with the children: they took them in his arms, turned on the words or played together.

calculations confirmed the conventional wisdom that TV really distracts parents where on the screen was a popular program, for children treated on average 20% less.And scientists believe their research disproves the assumption of the TV safety for children."Blue Screen" distract parents from the child, but it is unlikely to remain unnoticed.

Californian psychologists previously been demonstrated that the TV is a distraction from the games of the baby, even if it is because of their age and can not understand the meaning of the transmission.In addition, another study has shown that the development of the Internet, too, has led to a decrease in the time spent by parents to communicate with children in families where there is access to the network almost every, if not joint leisure is becoming a rarity, it is significantly reduced.

Although it should be noted that the concept of "shared leisure" American sociologists from California and put the whole family watching television.If we compare them with the findings of the Massachusetts band, which were discussed above, then choose the most harmful to the well-being of the family unit it will not be easy.

harm from televisions and computers is indisputable in somewhat different situations, and doctors considered dangerous even turn off the TV or computer monitor.No, it's not elemtromagnitnom radiation and is not allocated to the plastic body substances.Everything is much more banal: an estimated trauma for young children under five years of dangerous machinery because it can easily be overturned, and dodge the blows fall on a TV monitor or a child's head can not.

therefore not enough to pay more attention to the baby, and not to leave the TV to work as a background - Equipment must be securely fastened.A TV remote control, if we hide, it does not figure prominently on the top shelf of the closet.Children who try to climb on an unstable pyramid of chairs or bookshelves, too, run the risk to get an appointment to the traumatologist.

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