Impact of TV on Kids Antisocial Behaviors

Kids nowadays lead a very sedentary lifestyle. They are either too engrossed in computer games or too absorbed in watching television. Aside from their lack of physical activity, there has been no marked negative effect that watching too much television has on kids. Or so we thought.

In a recent study, the researchers found out that TV shows have a strong negative impact on kids, especially the young boys who patronize violent shows. The results of the study yielded the possibility that these young boys may develop antisocial behaviors by the time they reach the age of 7, 8, and 9.

Antisocial behavior is the disregard for the rights of others. An antisocial person also finds it difficult to relate well with other people. The sign of antisocial behavior usually manifests itself during early childhood and continues until the adolescence stage.

Antisocial behavior in kids is not to be taken lightly because it is not a trifling matter. Here are a few things that you need to know about antisocial behavior in kids:

  • antisocial behavior is not a phase that your child can easily grow out of
  • antisocial behavior in early childhood is likely to lead to delinquency in the pre-adolescence and adolescence stage
  • antisocial behavior can become chronic as the child grows up
  • antisocial behavior in kids can be managed through early interventions

Your kid is a likely target for antisocial behavior if you allow him to get too exposed to violence on TV. If you are guilty of allowing your kid to be too comfortable with watching violent programs on TV, don’t worry. You still have time to step in and create a change in his daily activities so that he will become healthy both physically and psychologically.