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Effect of Electronic Media on Children

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Cheryl Mills

on 5 April 2014

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Children and their technology
Definition: Electronic Media is information or data that is created, distributed and accessed using a form of electronics. Electronic Media is our television, radio, computer, cell phones and other devices transporting information to and from us by means of electronic involvement.

Summary: Overtime Media has become a very prominent part of our society and especially with children. According to the article the consequences of all this mass media can have a detrimental effect on adolescent children and their development.

What is Media?
According to the article, in the United States, over 80% of adolescents own at least one new form of technology (computer, phone, etc.). Not only has there been an increase in the amount of children that have access to these media devices, but there has been a large increase in the amount of time spent texting, messaging, or on social media sites.
- The total amount of media exposure is said to be longer than any other activity that they are involved in, besides sleep. The National Kaiser Family Foundation (US) survey found that children from 8 to 18 had an average media usage time of 6 hours and 21 minutes daily.
- Media has a very strong impact on children because they are not able to distinguish the difference between fantasy and reality, especially when it is presented to them as “real life.” This can very negative effects on them developmentally and deter them from participating in more healthy activities (sports, service, family, etc.) outside of media.

Media Exposure/ TV viewing time/Statistics
"What are your thoughts on classroom technology? What would be your limit on classroom technology and why?"
- Leian Nafal

"As a teacher, will you advocate to parents the importance of balancing media and other activities to their children? If so, how?"
- Ashley Swinson
Peer Questions
From Disney Channel's "Shake it Up"
Childhood Obesity
Each additional hour of TV viewing per week increased the risk of obesity by 2%.
Playing video games have the same effect.
Lack of physical activity.
Ads geared toward unhealthy foods and snacking while watching TV.
More energy going in than coming out.
Cons - Health Concerns
Effect of Electronic Media on Children
By: Margaret Hamilton, Cheryl Mills, Mackenzie Martin, and Courtney Bailey

Violence in the Media and Effects
Media violence exposure has a positive relationship with aggression in children
Stresses children out -- no longer feel safe
Possible poor school performance and higher possibility of delinquency if viewing is consistent
Violence becomes normalized
Violent TV can effect younger kids to be more antisocial
Cons - Behavioral
A very violent kid.
Minecraft and education
- Media literacy can teach youth to understand, analyze, and evaluate advertising allowing them to actively process media messages.
- Prosocial programs are educational and build social skills. An example would be Sesame Street which promotes diversity, cultural awareness, literacy, numbers, imagination, and emotions.
- Educational media can boost children's willingness to learn. Shows such as Curious George which teaches problem solving promotes learning in a fun interesting way.
-Educational video games increase skills such as mathematics, computer programing, life skills, etc. Minecraft can promote group learning, working together, research, math, science, history, etc.
- Games such as Nickelodeon Fit promote health and movement.
-Media Models can also promote healthy living.
- Technology should be used for a purpose.
- Teachers should guide students when using technology.
- Technology should be a supplement to the lesson.
Practices for Using Technology in the Classroom
Eating Disorders
Unrealistic body ideals presented through TV, magazines, etc.
Most girls are unhappy with their body and size
Eating disorders can effect children as young as 5 and 6
Positive association with girls who read fashion magazines and attempts to diet and loss weight for "perfect body"
Depression and Isolation
More TV = Less peer relations
Children go to TV to escape stressful lives and get in their social needs
Goes both ways -- socially isolated kids use more media and kids who use more media can become more socially isolated
Lack of interpersonal skills
"How much monitoring is too much? As a parent or teacher, when do we cross the line of privacy vs. trying to keep a child safe? Is there such a thing as privacy when it comes to public domain social media?"
-Emma Diaz

How is Technology Improving Education?
Models and simulations are better.
Digital models help the teacher explain concepts that are difficult to demonstrate.
Global Learning
Technology can help students with language lessons and learning about different cultures.
Virtual Manipulatives
Students can use graphs and play with numbers. When they change values around students can recognize changes.
Efficient Assessment
Teachers can see what the student did to reach the end result.
Storytelling and Multimedia
A form of project-based learning. Teaches teamwork and encourages creativity.
Let's get active!
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