All Media is Educational Media
In our exposure to technology and the internet nowadays, the mass media becomes the source of observational/modeling learning. Kids today use advanced devices like IPads, laptops, phones to access information on the internet in a much faster pace than their parents (regardless if the parents are natives to the new country or immigrants). While their exposure to the media through the internet and TV makes the kids smarter and more educated than previous generations, unfortunately this may cause unwanted negative behaviors to occur. By relying on social media such as Facebook or Twitter for example, or by watching cartoons on TV, kids can develop deficient self-regulation symptoms such as addictions, habits, mood swings, physical inactivity, as well as the risk to fall prey to cyber bullying.
Any parent down there who agrees with me that the internet and TV actually brainwashes our children? Who agrees with me that parental control has to be taken more seriously than what it is today?