"If you were
a kid in the late 1950's, there's a good chance your thinking was shaped by two
television programs, The Mickey Mouse Club and Howdy
Bill O'Reilly, The No 'Spin' Zone
"The television has invaded every
aspect of our culture.
The lack of proper stimulation, due to
television watching, is damaging the brains of children.
limited cognitive abilities to process television violence which leads to
aggressive behavior, emotional desensitization and
due to the excess amount of violence in television, many viewers develop
a distorted brain along
with a distorted sense
of reality." - Wayne Eastman, Ed.D
"Research has shown that
"mindless" television or video games may idle and impoverish the development of
the pre-frontal cortex, or that portion of the brain that is responsible for
planning, organizing and sequencing behavior for
moral judgement and
attention." - Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. American Academy of Pediatrics May
"Modern corporations have targeted children of all
ages with the most ambitious social stimulus response campaign in American
brain is the source of emotion.
child's consciousness has been put up for sale."- Jamie Court
For this exposition we will use
the term right brain as the source of emotion.
The brain reacts to stimulus is
the surrounding environment.
The brain is the master controllor of
health, informs competency.
The repository of self
filters environment factors into
directs bodily functions through established biological pathways.
Rapid development of the brain
occurs in the first two years of a child's life .
The first five
years are critical for developing language and cognition.
The more a brain is
stimulated the more it is capable of doing.
Young brains are
malleable and experiences, positive or negative, affect how
grouping of mirror neurons
are either strengthened or disregarded.
the dominant method of
distracting children, deprives children of
the natural experiences that develop healthy neural
Television watching not only limits play outside in nature but
also physically stunts neural networks leaving
an octupus of cognitive
Heavy television watching during the early years when
the brain is malleable prolongs the dominance of the right brain function, the
culprit diagnosed as ADD or ADHD, by
inhibiting left brain verbal-logical cognitive functions.
network growth in young children is inhibited simply by watching an average of
two to four hours of television per day prolonging childhood.
television children watch, the greater the negative
Children's behavior due to television watching is further
accentuated when one considers that children have difficulty separating reality
The inability to separate reality
from fantasy creates an avenue for the
mirror neuron system
to pick up characteristics the child identifies with.
in their heroes and heroines will see
little reason for devoting effort
to learn other ways of problem solving.
Children mimic television characters
as readily as they mimic real people.
Morality plays no part when a
child imitates a behavior.
Children, mimicking the characters they
see on television, can not distinguish between
anti-social behaviors of
Frequent exposure to television violence makes children
think violence is normal and as many children's programs reflect violence in a
humorous manner many children see violence as
This is why children laugh when they see
someone being injured.
skills are acquired earlier than social skills.
Children who view large quantities
of television violence tend to see the world as a frightening place and grow
leery of neighbors and strangers.
Children that are taught that
violence is an acceptable solution to problems will tend to work out their
problems in the same way.
Average American children witness, during
formative elementary school years, about 8,000 murders and 100,000 other acts
of television violence.
Children lack the cognitive attributes to put
violent images into context as they can not articulate a rationale for the
violence they witness.
Consequently, they often imitate violent
behaviors witnessed on television.
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As people view television violence
increases in the brain.
The brain's alarm network is located at the base
of the brain and sends noradrenaline to other
brain centers that control emotions.
In reaction to viewing violence,
the brain adapts by rewiring
trillions of cellular connections establishing the pathways of aggressive
Neurological processing of television violence is not much
different from processing real violence thanks to the
The mammal brain is hard
wired to attenuate the senses and fix the eyes on any sudden movements in the
biological orienting response is
a key cognitive element of
television images reduces
thought keeping instincts
and emotions in a constant state of alertness for
The neural pathways that
control response to stress are particularly powerful in
shaping how we
learn and respond to
When neural pathways are shaped by
violent aggressive emotions the
sustained stress carves
them into the brain like a sculpter carves
When a child's brain is under
the brain sends a signal to
the body to produce greater amounts of a stress hormone cortisol.
The constant release
of cortisol means the child is constantly on high alert.
watching is a major contributor to insomnia,
hyperactivity in young
"Children are the most ardent traditionalists.
They like things stable and categorized.
Television, like it or
not, teaches them a lot of these rules." - Jane Espenson*, television writer
for 'Ellen' starring Ellen DeGeneres playing
an 'average' lesbian, from an Opinion article in LA Times March 20,
"Kiddie marketing often strives for the nag
factor, an actual measurement by the advertising industry of the extent to
which an ad drives a child to pester the folks about a purchase." - Jamie
CourtUndermining the role of parents is a
strategy marketers have
exploited to brand
children through the development of
"The average American child sees 40,000
advertisements a year on television." -
Dr. Susan Linn, Harvard Medical School
"We live with a cultural
backdrop where children increasingly and at ever younger ages are being
exposed to torrents of inappropriate messages about sexuality." - Kathleen
"Our findings suggest that
television plays a significant role in the high rates of teenage pregnancy in
the US." - Anita Chandra, RAND Phd
"Exposure to sexual content on
television predicted teen pregnancy.
Teens who were exposed to high
levels of television sexual content (90th percentile) were twice as likely to
experience a pregnancy in the subsequent 3 years, compared with those with
lower levels of exposure (10th percentile)." - Rand Health website
"You hoped your little girl's Disney princess
obsession was harmless, didn't you!
I was not thrilled when my
3-year-old informed me that she wants to be "a pwincess" when she grows up.
"You are a commoner," my 3-year-old shrieked, and adjusting her tiara
ran off to watch Disney Princess Enchanted
Tales." - Rosa Brooks 03/08
"There is an association between the
number of hours that the television is on at home and early childhood
aggression." - Catherine Taylor
"Little girls who want to
be princesses and wear cute little clothes are assuming the classic
stereotyping that little girls should be handmaidens of boys who all too
frequently remain boys."-
Ralph Mitchell 04/08
Children are being taught that
everything is for sale;
"things" are more value than intangibles like relationships;
providers of the desired "things" love you and
want you to be happy;
desired "things" will make you
The American Academy of Pediatrics:
Children under the age of eight years are unable to
understand the intent of
advertising and accept
all advertisements as the truth.
The 'nag factor' marketing strategy
depends on manipulation of children.
20 to 40%
of all purchases adults make are due to nagging
To minimize the role of gatekeepers,
portray parents, as
ignorant, out of date and out of touch with
the children's reality, and they
frequently ridicule parental
concerns for health and safety." - Linda Coco
1992 to 1997 Amount of money spent on
marketing to children doubles, from $6.2 billion to $12.7 billion.
children influence purchases totaling over $600 billion a year .
spend forty hours a week consuming televised media.
American children eight to eighteen have a television in their bedroom as
do 32% of children two to
seven and 26% of children under two.
- The marketing industry has
found that American babies are requesting brands as soon as they
- In 2000, a General Accounting Office report calls
marketing in schools a growth industry.
- More American children
recognize Budweiser Frogs than Smokey the Bear.
- 85% of
American parents would like to see children's television programs advertisement
marketing tactics of fast food
levels of childhood obesity,
Increasing pediatric stone disease problem
aggressive marketing of fast food
to children influences
their dietary choices and it puts them at greater risk of becoming obese or
A major concern is childhood diabetes.
practitioners are seeing more children than ever before with
diabetes, and that's
a disease associated with poor
diet and lack of
can be extremely vulnerable to fast food ads."- Verity Newnham
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