Teachers' Day Contest: Impact Of Media On Child Development In The Classroom

Today, all members of our society are influenced both directly and indirectly by powerful media, television, sound-recording and internet in smart phones.

Electronic media-particularly television have long been criticized for their potential impact on children. One area for concern is how early media exposure influences cognitive development and academic achievement. Heather Kirkorian ,Ellen Wartella and Daniel Anderson summarize the relevant research and provide suggestions for maximizing the positive effects of media and minimizing the negative effects.


Since television first appeared in the nation’s living room observers have voiced recurrent concern over its impact on children viewers. In recent years this concern has extended to other electronic media including video, video games, computer and internet.

Dr. Leonard D Eron, a psychology professor at Yale University made a study to identify the causes of aggression among children. His 30 years long observation concluded that. Those who watched television were more aggressive and more likely to commit crimes. Studies say there is some connection between watching violence and committing it. The idea is television violence + youth = youth violence.

The idea is television violence + youth = youth violence.

Despite marketing claims that some television programmes and DVDs help infants and toddlers learn recent studies show that television provides only empty calories for a child’s growing brain.