Referencing the text, name 2 positive outcomes and 2 negative outcomes that come from visual electronic media use in childhood. Also referencing the text/research, if you were working with a parent who needed guidance on screen use for children, what information might you share?

According to the text, there are several negative outcomes and several positive outcomes that come from visual electronic media use in child hood. Some of the negatives cited in the text would include attention problems, slower paced of language development,  and a decrease in the amount of  time that the parents spent doing activities with the children.  Some positives noted in the text were found in preschool aged children. Those positives included the children being ready for school, more vocabulary, and better ability to know numbers. There are also benefits for children using computers and technology and their ability to navigate the computers.  Another negative aspect could be the violence displayed on television and the internet which could affect the child’s behavior negatively.  When working with parents as a social worker it would be vital to share information about screen time and the positives and negatives. It would also be important to discuss some type of parental controls. I would also share the importance of the correlation between attention problems and visual electronic media. Lastly I would look up articles to support the pros and cons and provide it to the parent.

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