Television as Babysitter Cause and Effect Essay by supercalifragilistic

Television as Babysitter
This paper examines whether multimedia influence is potentially harmful for children.
# 97030 | 1,318 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2007 in Communication (Television) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper relates that television and video games are the most commonly used babysitter for children. The paper explores how this influences our social behavior and thinking system and how it affects a child's development and further social integration. The paper shows how multimedia exposure definitely has an influence on a child's development, whether that's in a positive (learning language, understanding symbols) or negative (inducing aggressive, unbecoming or illegal behaviors, obesity, risk) direction. The paper examines the issue and concludes that the negative impact of excessive exposure is the more profound, permanent and worrying issue.

Sample of Sources Used:

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