In the new research, researchers say that children between 8 and 9 years of age who spend at least 2 hours a day watching television or spend more than 1 hour on a computer, compared to their peers at the age of 10-11, read and math. The subjects are weak. The results of the research have been published in PLOS One.
Due to coronavirus, they are forced to study at home for the past 7 months. However, schools for students of 9th to 12th grade are going to open from 21 September. But students who spent time at home for more than 210 days saw a 50% increase in screen time during this period as well, but researchers recently claimed in new research published in PLOS-ONE. Has done that watching too much TV hurts children during their later years in studies.
In fact, researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in their research conducted under the Childhood Adolescence Transition Study (CATS), found that students in the age group of 8 to 9 years old They spend more than 2 hours on TV or more than 1 hour on the computer. They start to study by the time they reach the age of 10 and 11.
Such students study and numerically compare to their fellow students i.e. numeric, Are not able to consistently perform well in subjects like Geography and Statistics and also suffer from depression due to scoring low marks. This loss is equal to learning nothing and learning three years in a year.
However, there was no correlation between using and studying computers. Similar researchers also found no connection between playing video games and children’s learning.
This is how children studied
There has been much research on the use and effects of digital media on children’s physical and mental health, but little has been said about its side effects on children’s learning and learning. This study examines this aspect. The researchers included 1239 students aged between 8 and 11 in 2012 in their study.
Researchers used data collected in the first three years of children to gather data about their TV usage, computer streaming, computer use, email, net surfing, internet access for school work and chat, video games. In addition to academic scores, the researchers also analyzed children’s age, gender, emotional and behavioural problems of 8–11 years of age, and their social status. Also noted the past academic performance of the students.
40 percent of children watched TV
Researchers found that at age 8 to 9 and 10 to 11 years, nearly 40 percent of the children involved in the research watched more than two hours of television a day. While about 17 percent of children aged between 8 and 9 used computers for more than an hour a day.
Two years later, the figure almost doubled to about 30 percent. Similarly, 1 in 4 children in this group (ages 8 to 9) played video games for more than an hour in a day. Whereas among children aged 10 to 11, one in every three children did so. Researchers found that children between the ages of 10 and 11 who watched more than two hours of television or used more than an hour of computer a day scored lower than their peers. However, it did not see any effect on reading skills.
This study is important
This study found no special light on electronic media and children’s learning, but the results of the research are therefore important. Because actively watching digital media content increases productivity. This is also important because these children grow up and use social media more.
To use most social media accounts, users must have a minimum age of at least 13 years. Using social media to create and post content online, connecting with friends can make students socially better provided they are used to a limit.