Today iptv premium has become a very important part of our daily lives, but particularly so in the lives of our children. As we are aware, these days the greater majority of families, in many parts of the world, have (or have access to) this magical screen. Television is a very powerful and effective modern phenomena which can influence the shaping of the future for many generations of children in many parts of the world.
Children imitate the action, the spoken word and/or the personality they may happen to be watching, therefore, its influence cannot be underestimated, regardless of the circumstances which the child may happen to be in. This influence can be categorised as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for the future development of these children. Parents and guardians have a major role to play in deciding what channel or program their child can watch, for how long and what part of the day. All these factors are important in deciding the shape of a child’s future within any environment.
Not long ago, the majority of countries had only one or two television channels, not just that, but the viewing time was limited as well as the transmission itself was restricted to a number of hours per day/night. Today, there are a large number of television channels, and some of these channels specialise in children programs only. Many of these children’s TV channels broadcast from early hours of the morning to late evening (or even on 24 basis), to the extent that large number of children find it difficult to break the habit of not missing a number of favourite programs.
One of the negative effects television has on children is the effect of violence. The hero in a film or television soap opera may use violence for one reason or another, which certainly can be justified in the eyes of the child. That violent action will be considered as normal way of solving a problem(s), and the character, i.e. the hero, becomes the model for any real life situation, in which the child may find himself/herself later on.
On the other hand, educational influences can be excellent aid for learning and development, regardless of whether the children are at school or not. This learning process can also be a step forward later on in life when the subject of education is tackled more seriously. Not forgetting that the learning process, or education in itself, can be much more appealing to the child when used through television programs rather than via a text book, even if the main purpose of this program is pure entertainment or the procedure of a scientific experiment in laboratory.
Another factor which can play an important part in the development of children who watch television regularly is comparison. Children start to compare the behaviour of children and adults on television and the behaviour of those around them. They see two models of behaviour, the behaviour of the characters or the presenter on a television program – usually watched regularly – and the behaviour of the parents/guardians and/or relatives who live with the child. In many cases, but particularly so when the child watches TV programs more often, the TV presenter or any TV character shown regularly in many cases will work as a model for the child, rather than the parents/guardians. If this causes confusion in the mind of the child when comparing two different behaviours, then this confusion can influence the mental/emotional development of the child later on in life.
The role of the parents obviously is very important, if the child needs help to sort out any confusion which may occur. In many cases the child will assimilate the differences in behaviour between the model he/she watched on TV, and the surrounding environments. Depending on each individual’s environment and the strength of the TV influence, a child can develop mentally faster (or slower) than the average normal mental development.