Whether you like it or not, your child (or the child of someone you know) probably spends a lot of time watching TV. So much time, in fact, that researchers have even started to examine the effects of too much screen time on children’s health. A recent study has found that there may be another downside to spending hours watching TV—less academic performance among students. But what does this mean? And how might you be able to reduce the effect on your child? In this article, we’ll look at the study and what it means for your family’s TV habits!. Let us now look at the connection between on-screen violence and poor academic performance in students.
Is there really a link between violent video games and bad grades in kids?
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that there may be a connection between the two. Researchers looked at a group of fourth and fifth graders and found that those who played more violent video games had lower grades than those who didn’t play as many. The researchers also took into account other factors like parental involvement, time spent studying, and socio-economic status but they still found that time spent playing video games seemed to have an effect on school work.
Does screen time affect kids’ behavior?
A new study finds that children who watch more than an hour of television a day are more likely to have poorer academic performance. The research, published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at data from over 4,500 children aged 6 to 11 years old. The authors examined the number of time children spent watching TV or using other media devices such as tablets and computers. They also assessed academic performance based on reading comprehension scores from standardized tests. The study found that kids who watched three hours or more of screen time per day had lower reading comprehension scores compared to those who watched less than one hour per day.
The most popular video games are the ones that cause the biggest decline in student scores
A new study has found that the more time high school students spend playing popular video games, the lower their grades are likely to be. The study, which was conducted by the American Psychological Association, looked at the effect of on-screen violence on academic performance in a group of 3,446 high school students.
How to help your child cope with digital addiction
As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the amount of time your child spends online as well as the content they’re consuming. If you’re concerned that your child may be addicted to their screens, here are five ways you can help them cope.
a) Keep screens out of bedrooms;
b) Turn off all devices at least one hour before bedtime;
c) Encourage your child to talk about how they feel after using screens;
d) Have regular conversations about healthy habits and set boundaries with what is appropriate use;
e) Get involved in other activities with your child.
Regardless of whether or not addiction is an issue, parents should also try to encourage their children to turn off any device at least one hour before bedtime so that they can get enough sleep. Remember Your kids’ mental health matters too!
The researchers believe that the findings have implications for public policy, specifically related to the number of time children are allowed to spend watching television and playing video games. They also suggest that parents should be more mindful of the content their children are consuming. We can now see that there is a connection between on-screen violence and poor academic performance in students. To help students, we need to device a means to reduce their consumption of content with violence.