What comes to your mind when you hear the word media? You might imagine a television, movies, or perhaps your favorite video games. Media has become a major part of how children spend their time. In fact, many children spend more than two hours per day with media. It also has a profound impact on children’s behavior, development, and attitudes.
The effects of media are unavoidable. Technology, social media, and entertainment make it impossible to avoid. Children see violence, hate, and terror every day on screens and from their peers. This has led to behavioral, emotional, and physical problems.
This infographic will look at the effects of media on children and how media is affecting our kids today.
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