Which series are the best for our children to watch on television
The TV, That invention! But not without dangers. What do our children see? And, most importantly, what values does that transmit? In the education of our children this last question is essential, although sometimes the answer may not be pleasant.
A study prepared by the College of Pedagogues of Catalonia ensures that some of the series of TV Most views by the children of Spain do not promote positive values for their education and training. Thus, for example, he assures that Doraemon transmits "bullying towards Nobita, the central and weakest character of the series".
Bullying and violence on television
The work, entitled 'Children's series. An approach of pedagogical analysis' also ensures that Shin Chan "shows obsession with sexuality" and that the classic Tom and Jerry encourages violence because "conflicts are always resolved through violence and revenge."
To reach these conclusions, the pedagogues have carried out surveys families, teachers and children. Thus, they have been able to observe the negative influence of some series such as Dragon Ball, Monster High or The Simpsons, among others. Specifically, experts warn that the Monster High series encourages "hypersexualisation", which, in his opinion, "may lead teenagers to look at the aesthetic part of the female figure in the series, becoming more individualistic".
Young people obsessed with aesthetics
The main consequence of monster High is, according to the authors of the work, that young people "obsessed with aesthetics and are more superficial". Values that are not only transmitted in this series. Dragon Ball "transmits the cult to the body" something, as these experts warn, carries "the consequent problem that in adolescents, especially in the case of children, can cause vigorexia."
In the case of the famous series The Simpsons, it should be noted that it is a television product aimed at adults that has an important children's audience. About it the researchers highlight a positive point, because "it can help to reflect the adults who see it", but when those who see it are children, it can lead them "to imitate attitudes of the characters that have to do with the little predisposition and the lack of effort at different times of everyday life. "
Positive series for children
With these conclusions on the table any parent could be afraid to turn on the television again, but it is not so bad. As always, it depends on the care we have about what our children see: there is also series that can be positive for our little ones
The study of the College of Pedagogues of Catalonia values positive series as Caillou (which transmits good family values such as helping with domestic chores), Pocoyo or Xai Shaun and the Maya Bee. In the opinion of these experts, "in most of the situations that the characters live, educational values appear and motivation and confidence are promoted".
Another outstanding series is one that is very successful among children: the Patrol Dog, which encourages collaboration, friendship and the companionship. And another one: Peppa Pig, in which the characters "live in real life situations," something that makes children feel more motivated to watch the series and learn from it.
How much television do children watch?
When talking about television and children matter several factors that can be summarized in two: what they see, and how long. On this last point the report alerts that nine out of ten parents surveyed say that their children watch children's series every evening. In addition, the vast majority (73 percent of cases) do so among the 7:00 pm and at 9:00 p.m., that is, also during the dinner hour, a practice totally discouraged by nutrition experts.
If the time of exposure to the device is observed, 82 percent of the families surveyed say their children spend less than two hours watching the children's series. And what are your favorites? The Paw Patrol wins this time by a landslide, followed by Tom and Jerry and Doraemon.