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Research paper about the negative effects on children by watching TV written by Adriana Alexandra Rojas

Research paper about the negative effects on children by watching TV written by Adriana Alexandra Rojas

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Running head: THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION ON SMALL CHILDREN 1
The Negative Effects of Television on Small ChildrenAdriana. A. RojasSt. Joseph¶s CollegeMay 3, 2011ENG 103
 
Running head: THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION ON SMALL CHILDREN 2
Abstract
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n this paper you will find the most relevant negative effects on small children who have been exposed to watch a lot of television and watch negative content at very stage in his or her childhood.This paperis being written based on research and studies made in the United States.Basically I am analyzing the point of view from the pediatrics¶ point of view. The paperalsocontains some of the cause-effect of television on small children, and also contains effectivesolutions for this type of problem. The paper focuses more on babies, toddlers and pre-scholars.Some children are being exposed to television at very early stage in their childhood
 
Running head: THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION ON SMALL CHILDREN 3
Television and its negative consequences on small children
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or many years in the United States television has been used as a way of entertainment, away to learn new things, explore the world, and learn about other cultures. ³In the UnitedStates,children watch television approximately for an average of three to four hours a day. By thetime they reach high school, they will have watched more television than the time to be spent inschool.´ (para. 1). The content and the excessive time spent in front a TV in early childhoodhavenegative effects later on.Everything in life needs to have a balance and television should not be an exception.There are so many negative outcomes on babies, toddlers and preschoolerswho watch TV for several hours and negative content, and some ofthe areas that will be affected are, the children¶shealth, behavioral problems, his or her academic achievement, and play time. Tara (2010) said³Toddlers who watch a lot of television were more likely to experience a range of problems bythe fourth grade, including lower grades, poorer health and more problems with school bullies´.(para.1).
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n the other hand there is the side that claims that television is good asfacilitator and good for language development. Rice &Woodsmall,argued that ³children canlearn words or vocabulary from viewing educational programing, but TV viewing does notfacilitate the development of grammar, and there was nothing to indicate that TV could ever replace natural language input in teaching children language´. (As cited in Evra, 2004, p.58). Ingeneral the negative effects are more than the positive ones according to the researchesthenegative effects are very harmful for kids for are exposed before age two.In the first place TV and its negative content also affect a child¶s behavior. Childrenmimic what they see on television, and there are many negative values that are being through TV

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