Now, children can easily learn morals from tv, even if they aren't always the best ones tv can so easily take the place of a parent, teaching kids the acceptable ways of society. Reality tv's effects on teens are not all bad according to the time article, most reality television-watching teen girls are confident, outgoing and self-assured they aspire to leadership positions and consider themselves role models for others. Excessive and unsupervised television viewing can have negative effects on kids while the american academy of pediatrics, or aap, recommends that children older than 2 only watch one to two hours of quality programming a day, the average 8- to-18-year-old kid watches four hours of tv a day. Reality television, according to brad gorham of syracuse university, has an effect on the behaviors of people in society he claims that people are easily influenced by reality television because they eventually copy the behaviors portrayed on television and use them in real life.
Such is the power of reality televisionwhile many people think that reality tv is nothing more than a series of freak shows, some serve the greater good a good deal of what is on tv can be very useful to the viewer. Tsay-vogel, assistant professor of communication at boston university has researched the effect of reality tv on teens and confirms the division between fact and fantasy is blurredheavy exposure [to reality tv] affects peoples' realities in the real world (tsay-vogel. Continued when discussing tv violence with your children: make sure you are age-appropriatefor example, children under 8 may have trouble differentiating between fantasy and reality. Research shows that watching television starting at a young age can profoundly affect children's development these effects include obesity, language delays, and learning disabilities physical inactivity while viewing tv reduces necessary exercise and leads to over-eating.
This is important, since kids need to know that while reality tv appears to be real, it is a sensationalized reality of the television world nevertheless, it has an impact, and like many tv shows, can serve as a foundation for imitation. Children often internalize gender role stereotypes from books, songs, television, and the movies (thorne, 1993) television, however, is perhaps the most influential form of media (lauer & lauer, 1994. None of the producers, child advocates or former reality show stars etonline spoke to for this story favored an outright ban on casting children on reality shows -- or thinks such a thing is even. Thus, early initiation of intercourse is an important public health issue it is widely believed that tv plays a role in hastening the initiation of sexual activity in teens the first rand study, funded by the national institute of child health and human development, examined this issue. (see kate moody, growing up on television: the tv effect—a report to parents, new york: times books, 1980, pp 91-92) some children lose the ability to learn from reality because life's experiences are more complicated than those seen on the screen.
Reality television and children 2 values portrayed on reality television programs television violence affects all who watch it, but its biggest effect is on children children's minds are like a blank page, and television is writing violence on that page. The effects of reality tv are quite diverse it has an impact on the viewers in many ways there are various reasons why reality television has such effects upon viewers. However, when children watch television frequently and indiscriminately, the effects can be detrimental tv viewing and poor school performance only a handful of programs teach children important skills such as math, reading, science or problem solving most of the shows on television, including cartoons, are noneducational. Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching tv are more likely to be overweight kids who view violent acts on tv are more likely to show aggressive behavior, and to fear that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to them. The amount of time children watch tv, regardless of content, should be moderated because it decreases time spent on more beneficial activities such as reading, playing with friends, and developing hobbies.
Image: mtvcom h ow real is the real worldwhen it comes to breasts and biceps, not at all since 1992, the mtv reality show the real world along with its docusoap progenies like the hills, laguna beach, and the jersey shore have shown us a world full of lean bodies, large breasts, and chiseled abs. Viewer beware: watching reality tv can impact real-life behavior a new study finds that reality television shows like jersey shore and real housewives can make some viewers more aggressive in real. Several adolescent televisions shows these days are full of fun, partying, fighting, and drama many of these shows can be categorized as reality television shows these are shows that are used to portray what happens in reality some reality shows today are the real world, teen mom, keeping up with the kardashians, and duck dynasty.
Needless to say, focusing on limiting the exposure your kids have to television is a good start to prevent reality tv from taking over in your house you should explain to your children that reality shows are decidedly not reality. Harmful effect on teen: the new generation of reality tv celebrity stars does not thrive on talent but use sensationalism to always be in the news one of the worst effects of their action is on teens who try to emulate their behavior. The anti-tv groups' critique of the medium is not that the stuff children watch is rubbish, but that tv viewing itself is a catastrophic lifestyle option that parents have inflicted on their children.