The Effect of Screen Media on Children
The Change from Negative to Positive
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- Screen Media; Children Development; Co-viewing; Parental Involvement
Given the inconsistent findings on the evaluation of screen media and its effect on children, the current paper aims to provide a relatively comprehensive understanding of the controversial topic. The effects of screen media are discussed and illustrated from the perspectives of children’s development stages and several sections, including cognitive, social, and emotional growth, as well as physical development. Based on the results from previous studies, a significant body of researchers has focused on the harm of screen media to children, including video deficit, lower social reactivity, obesity, and behaviour problems. But the potential benefits gradually draw public attention, especially under the circumstance of COVID-19. It is found that co-viewing with parents is one of the most applicable approaches to activating screen media’s positive effects. However, most of the previous research about the bad influence only analyses the correlations. And the study usually focuses on the children in developed countries, the data and resources of other developing countries become “invisible”. More causal effects and longitudinal studies from diverse samples are expected in a relatively new field.
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TY - CONF AU - Siqi Liang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/16 TI - The Effect of Screen Media on Children BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 602 EP - 610 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_73 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_73 ID - Liang2022 ER -