Don’t Ignore “Child Television Autism”
[Introduction]In recent years, foreign scholars have found that with the popularity of televisions, children with autism are increasing.
They refer to autism caused by watching TV as “children’s television autism”, which is more common in children aged 3-7.
When it comes to mental illness, people always think that it has little to do with children, especially those who are learning babies or toddlers.
However, medical psychologists have investigated and analyzed a large number of mental and psychological diseases, and found that many of the adolescents or adults who are growing up are psychologically ill, and most of them originate from childhood and even infants.
However, parents are often very concerned about their children’s physical health, for example, they will rush to see a doctor when they have a fever, and often ignore the signs of mental illness that their children have.
Case introduction Tong Tong is a 4-year-old boy. He often sits in front of the TV for a long time. His two small eyes only stare at the screen, and he is not interested in anything else.
He was reluctant to move, to talk to others, and didn’t even have much enthusiasm for eating.
Over time, Tong Tong became lonely and shy, and he did not dare to look up when he saw outsiders. He also did not want to play with other children, even the rocking horse would not sit.
When the child’s performance really attracted Mommy’s attention, this behavior was already very stubborn and could not be changed at all. Mommy had to take him to the pediatric psychological clinic of the hospital.
After examination, it was found that Tong Tong was suffering from anemia and had a slower growth and development degree than his peers, only equivalent to 2 years old. Tong Tong was diagnosed by a doctor as “child television autism”.
After reviewing and researching medical records, foreign experts pointed out that even if children with television autism have the best education, a considerable number of people will not be able to adapt to society in the future.Live well.
Doctor analysis clinical manifestations 1.
Patients appear to watch TV for a long time every day, making people feel that they can’t live without TV and stay with TV all day long.
If you don’t care about the surroundings, you are not interested in toys, and you don’t like to contact children. You won’t be anxious about watching TV.
The child does not let others interfere when watching TV, and often imitates the actions and language of the characters on TV, as if he is the character of the TV series.Some children have abnormal behaviors such as talking to themselves.
The patient has a lonely personality, lacks life experience, lacks learning ability, lacks sense of responsibility, lacks ability to cope with environment, cannot adapt to society, and often fluctuates and is unstable.
Causes and harms Because children’s thinking ability is poor, their behaviors are more imitative.
When they watch TV too much, it will cause a lot of TV information to penetrate deeply into their character and behavior.
Often, the more you watch TV, the greater the impact on children, often causing the following harm to physical and mental health: 1.
Because of being in loneliness, he often forgets both his own existence and the existence of others. He is completely trapped in an illusory situation and wants to get into trouble. In the future, his psychological abnormality will be serious.
2.Lack of learning ability can not accumulate much life experience.
They only deal with daily life at home, do not interact with others, do not know how to treat the surroundings, and do not have the ability to adapt to society. When they grow up, they can easily become “mentally unsound” people.
5 major prevention measures 1.
It is necessary to strictly control the time that children watch TV, especially infants and preschool children.
Watch TV every day, preferably not more than 0.
5-1 hours, and the best time to watch TV is from 6:30 to 7:30 in the evening.
2.When watching TV, choose a TV program suitable for children to watch, and the content must be appropriate for their age.
Programs suitable for children include cartoons, puppet films, children’s art shows, knowledge sketches, quizzes or programs that reflect the deeds of heroic models.
Parents should resolutely not allow children to watch any programs that are not suitable for children.
3.Parents are advised to watch TV with their children when time permits. At the same time, explain to the children what is suitable for the child in the TV program to help the child understand.
After the child has watched TV, the child can repeat it. This will not only get the child out of the TV as soon as possible, but also cultivate the ability to analyze, express, remember and judge right and wrong.
Parents should watch TV as little as possible, so that the children do not watch with them.Parents should not just watch TV and leave their children aside, whatever they want.
Parents often spend time with their children, tell them stories, play games with them, or take them outdoors for activities.
Usually pay attention to cultivate children’s multiple interests in life, and expand the scope of activities to divert children’s attention and attachment to television.