The Effect of Cartoons on The Mental Development of Children

Recently, watching cartoons has become one of the most common activities for preschool children . But the cartoon has long ceased to be a value of art. If in Soviet times they tried to pay attention to censorship and put some instructive cognitive idea into each cartoon, now the theme of cartoons is puzzling. A television action shapes the soul and mind of a child, educates his tastes and views of the world.

How do negative cartoon scenes affect the formation of the child’s emotional and personal sphere?

The Effect of Cartoons on The Mental Development of Children

The Scenes of Aggression Induce negativity in Children:

The main characters of the cartoon are aggressive, they strive to harm others, often cripple or kill other characters, and the details of the cruel, aggressive relationship are repeated many times, revealed in detail, “relished.”
The consequences of viewing the scene. The manifestation of cruelty, ruthlessness, unmotivated anger and aggression by a child in real life.

“The Scene is the deviant, that is, deviant behavior of the heroes”.

What is Good or Bad in Cartoons?
No one punishes the person who violates the generally accepted rules, doesn’t put in a corner, does not say that this cannot be done. Bad heroes go unpunished because there is no explanation of what is good and what is bad.
The consequences of viewing the scene. The idea of the permissibility of such forms of behavior is consolidated, the taboos are removed, the standards of good and bad deeds, acceptable and unacceptable behavior are loosened. A stereotype of permissiveness is being formed. The child neglects the prohibitions. His ideas about good and evil become blurred.

Scenes With Life-Threatening Forms and Behavior of a Child:

These scenes in reality are silly, inexpedient and dangerous to repeat.
The consequences of viewing the scene. Propensity to imitate. Decrease in the child’s instinct of self-preservation, threshold of sensitivity to danger, which can lead to injury.

Heroes Broadcast Behavior:

The consequences of viewing the scene. Inadequate formation of ideas about gender roles in a child, distortion of gender identity.

Negative Communication in Cartoons:
Shocked mockery of old age, weakness, helplessness, weakness is shown.
The consequences of viewing the scene. Negative communication with close adults and peers: cynical statements, indecent gestures, obscene behavior, rudeness, ruthlessness. Spirituality, selfishness, soullessness and cruelty develop.

Terrible Characters and Ugly heroes:

For a child, the appearance of the cartoon doll is of particular importance. Positive characters should be pretty or even beautiful, and negative characters – vice versa. It is often found that all characters are terrible, ugly and scary regardless of their role.
The consequences of viewing the scene. The child does not have clear guidelines for evaluating the actions of heroes.

Kissing Prince and Princess Distract the Small Kids:
Kissing is a bit of a bust for the child’s psyche forming. Heroes kiss, familiarize, and with all their appearance hint at a sexual connotation. Multipliers every year more and more “strip” the princess to make her look incredibly attractive.
The consequences of viewing the scene. Girls form the standards of their figure on the basis of such an image and are upset if they cannot be like their beloved beauty heroine. The consequences can be the most deplorable – girls become isolated, complex, and boys fall in love only with the treasured beauties.

Therefore, the choice of TV shows and cartoons should be approached with extreme caution:

Parents Should Evalute Which cartoon Is Best For Their Kids:
choose those cartoons and programs that would be not only interesting, but also useful to the child;
find out in advance what will be discussed in the selected programs, cartoons;
when choosing cartoons, take into account the age of the child;
every time to find time to discuss with the child what he looked;
it must be remembered that the total time for watching TV shows by children under 7 years old should not exceed 6-7 hours per week;
make sure that the child does not watch TV for more than half an hour in a row;
do not allow children to watch TV in a poorly lit room and at close range;
Do not allow to watch TV while lying down and while eating.

Communicate With Your Child As It Is More Important:
Cartoons can be our ally and active assistant, and can turn into an inevitable evil that we ourselves let into our home. No cartoon can replace a child with lively communication with adults, which he so needs. You must remember this! Give time to your kids so that they spend quality time with you and less time with cartoons.

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