Watching cartoons is a hobby of kids and they cannot take a break from their life to stop watching these cartoon shows. It is completely fine to allow your kids to watch these cartoons as the content is not offensive for kids to watch on kids’ channels. The only such incident that occurred in history was february 7th 2008 cartoon network incident and it was really very unfortunate too. But that was an exceptional thing with kid’s entertainment media. Today we are going to analyze why we should limit cartoon access to our kids to a certain extent. We will try to figure out the scenario why these cartoons are not good in spite of the fact their content is child friendly.
Is it good to limit the access of kids for watching cartoons?
Well, there are multiple reasons or benefits for why we can allow our kids to have an access to cartoon shows. But at the same time, there are negative sides to this as well and we have to balance the two for our kids. So yes we can say that it is ok to allow kids for watching cartoons. But at the same time make sure to limit it for a time.
Reasons why we should give limit access to cartoons for kids
1.To protect from Too much exposure to screen
Doctors and other health experts suggest zero screens for kids before they turn two years old. After then there should be minimum exposure of the child to a TV screen or Laptop screen for that matter. If a child is watching cartoon shows for long durations without any stop or barrier he is definitely going to face troubles like eye strain and other negative impacts that are expected from exposure to TV screens for a long period of time. This is the primary thing why we should avoid our kids allowing free access to watch cartoons.
2. For securing the harm to eyesight
It is as definite as day and night that the eyes of your little one are going to see a jerk if he or she is watching cartoon shows for a full day. It is a very important duty of every parent to protect his or her child from such harm to the health of the eyes. Do not allow your kids to watch TV for the entire day. It is going to bring down the health of her eyes which is really not good at lower age like in childhood.
3. To make your child social
If kids will keep on watching cartoons for the full day they will not step out to play with their friends. This will result in a deep change in their social behavior. Sooner or later your child is going to face a problem with social skills and communicating in a society. Social interactions are a most important part of cognitive development and if you allow your, child, to watch cartoons for the full day he or she will lack it in her cognitive development.
4. For balancing a healthy lifestyle
It is very important that your child is having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. He should go out and practice daily some physical activities. Nowadays kids are not doing any physical activity which is making them sick in every way. They cannot be innovative when not moving in social circles too. This evokes the need of limiting the cartoon time for kids so that they can step out of home and play with friends to perform physical activity.
5. To protect from the offensive content of certain Cartoon shows
Certain Cartoon shows relay very offensive content like rebuking elders and peer groups in society. Hitting and bullying other people from the same age group is also a part of these TV shows that they convey through their theme or plot. This results in a different development of the psychology of your child. He finds it is something that he is also supposed to follow in real life. So many cartoons send negative or wrong messages to the kids also. This is the reason why you need to be choosy when your kids are watching cartoon shows.
So the above five reasons are more than enough to reach the conclusion that cartoon watching should have limited access for kids. They cannot watch cartoons for the whole day as it can interfere with the overall development of their psychology as growing kids. Parents have to be very much pertinent about everything their child is doing at home to ensure good manners and etiquette. Many people do not put any bar when it comes to allowing kids to watch cartoons. In conclusion of which they have to bear with the negative behavior of their kid.