How Do Cartoons Affect Children?

Are you aware that the cartoons you open so that your children do not disturb you affect their character? If you don’t study these films, which entertain them and expand the spectrum of their imagination, you may see unwanted changes, attitudes and behaviors in your child.

Cartoons that can affect your child’s communication with people can cause them to be afraid from time to time. Some parents appear to have consulted psychologists because of phobias in children.

So how do these little cartoons affect the kid?

A child who maintains normal development can react to the effects when he is about 1.5 years old, ie 18 months. In later years, when he was about 60 months old, he was able to accept cartoon characters as heroes and try to imitate them. Not the slow-moving scenarios, but the fast-paced animated films fascinate children.

From the age of 6 to the age of 12, children begin to be impressed by the character in cartoons. Their interest in a good-hearted hero, a grim hunter, an interesting alien or a Keloğlan-style character can grow. Moreover, they can identify with these heroes. Of course, since they cannot do the extraordinary things these heroes do, they try to imitate their speaking styles, characters, idioms, abbreviations, gestures and gestures.

After the age of 12, the effect of cartoons on children is gradually diminishing. After this period, the interest of parents or friends watched the series shifts to movies. Characters in the series about the school life, luxury-like characters, such as the actors of male-female actors are covered.

If the cartoon is violent, your child may become an angry and unstable person.
If heroes are in a role that always fights, and uses firearms in movies, your child can behave as frustrated and impatient as the character does. It can take on a tense structure and react frustrated to every movement. In emotional situations, their ability to develop empathy may be impaired. Moreover, he may engage in aggressive attitudes towards friends around the game or at school.

Does Cartoon Play Role in Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity?

Children who devote too much time to cartoons may have problems in motivating other activities that require attention. Because their imaginary world will be filled with those scenarios. It is clear that excessive cartoon watching plays a role in attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder which is one of the most common childhood disorders of our age.

In addition, children who watch a lot of cartoons have difficulty in communicating. It may cause them to get away from sociality and grow up without spending time in natural games. Moreover, it can cause them to be afraid of imaginary characters, cannot trust people and get away from the crowd.

It is very important that you take a series of restrictive measures to use not only cartoons, but also any kind of television programs, computer or tablet games, smartphone applications that keep your child from being in the natural environment, and these are the rules that should be applied not only to the school age children but also to the children before school.

To do this, you should watch all the cartoons your child watches at least once. You should not let anyone who is content to harm your child. You must prevent him from watching cartoons of extreme violence. In order to achieve this, you must choose new activitiesfor your child and help him or her grow up healthily by spending qualified time with it.

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Sefa Ozer
Sefa Ozer
Currently studying psychology and researching cognitive behavioral therapy. Also have studied comprative literature,interested in gender studies,. Loves helping people playing video games, music and dancing.
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