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Running Head: Media vs. Parenting 1 Media vs. Parenting Victoria Davis Southern New Hampshire University
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2 Media vs. Parenting Media vs. Parenting The effects of media use on children and adolescents has been a topic that has been controversial for a very long time. Many suggest that parents should allow media use for children and adolescents, but with limitations. Limitations meaning having the parents monitor the children and adolescent’s usage as well as limiting the time of usage. It has also been suggested that there is really no way to control how much usage or access a child or adolescent has to the media given that the accessibility to media is so great. This open accessibility makes it harder for parents or caregivers to control the amount of access their children have. Position When it comes down to the statement “the role of parents is being sidelined by mass media as they compete to fulfill their responsibilities as parents” I have to say I agree. We have seen way too often a child wanting to spend time with their parents, whether its just a hug or a conversation, the parents throws them off to television or their games systems. There have been numerous studies that have shown that excessive media has an impact on parenting. Back in the day families used to eat dinner together, converse amongst one another and even having game nights with each other. Now that social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have been developed, parents and children/adolescents no longer have time for one another.
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