Drawing attention to the negative effects of digital devices on child development, Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan warns that children should be kept away from screen use, especially between the ages of 0-3. Emphasizing that the use of "television, tablet and phone", defined as 3T, prevents the development of social skills, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “Language speaking skills are delayed, they understand but cannot express. your brain sözcüThe k generating area is not developing. They lag behind their peers.” said. Noting that today's parents should spend more time with their children, Tarhan said, "50 years ago, parents used to spend half an hour with their children, now they will spend 1 hour. Because the social ways have weakened.” warned.
Üsküdar University Founding Rector, Psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan evaluated the negative effects of television, tablet and telephone, which are also defined as the dangerous 3 T, on the development of children.
Cheap babysitters cause clip syndrome
Noting that many international studies have investigated the effects of television, tablet and phone on children aged 0-6, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “These are also considered as cheap caregivers at home. The mother puts the tablet in the child's hand, then gives herself to work. The child plays with it and the hours pass. During this time, the child does not cry and does not make any sounds. Mom does all her work. Studies have been done on these effects. Even before these studies, we detected some cases. It's called 'Clip Syndrome.' These children could not speak even when they were 4 years old. Because the kid watches clips on TV all day. The child watching those clips laughs, plays and spends a very comfortable time. It is even watched while eating.” said.
Very dangerous for 0-3 years old
Noting that screens, especially television, have negative effects on children aged 0-3, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “Previously, while feeding the child, his relatives tried to distract him with games. Uncle would come, somersault. While the child was laughing, the mothers would put a bite in his mouth. Now they are not needed at all. They turn on commercials on TV, raise their voices. While the child is taking care of him, they put the food in his mouth. It is used as a way of feeding the child. After a while, the child wants this strongly, and when he is not there, he goes into crisis. Giving tablets, especially to children aged 0-3, watching television is like taking the child and throwing him into the sea from Sarayburnu. It is so dangerous.” warned.
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Drawing attention to the negative effects of 3T on the development of children in this period, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “It affects the mental development, behavioral development and social change of the child. In fact, social screening tests are performed, and social performance screening tests are low in these children. Language speaking skills are delayed, they understand but cannot express, cannot speak words, sözcüthey cannot produce. your brain sözcüThe k generating area is not developing. Fine motor and gross motor skills are not developing. Social skills, self-care skills are not developing. Such children lag behind their peers. Due to such dangerous situations, there will be a warning 'Harmful for children' in the near future. That's where we're headed.” said.
If there is a delay in speech, beware!
Noting that in the absence of order, love and a warm environment in the family, children are much more affected. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “We see that this situation occurs more in weak families with loose discipline and little love. What draws our attention the most is that the development of these children is adversely affected in such situations. If the child does not react when the child is called, if there are delays in language and speech, it is necessary to pay attention. A child who has reached the age of 1,5 should speak two syllables. It is possible to talk about negative effects if the child cannot focus on subjects other than technology, has a tendency to violence, does not want to have other relationships with family and friends.” said.
Child having a good time with his parents doesn't need a tablet
Noting that for these reasons, it should not be used at all until the age of 3, and then it should be allowed to be used at certain times, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “It is recommended to use a maximum of 21 hours a week. If the mother and father give a common message, the child adapts to it very easily. If the parents do not give a common message, the child immediately prefers the one that he/she likes in such situations. If the child is having a good time with his parents, he never picks up the tablet or the TV. Raising a child requires responsibility. The child takes three things as an example: his mother, his father, and the relationship of his parents. If the role models in the house, that is, the parents are good, and the mother-father relationship is good, the child does not need 3T. There is a nicer, warmer environment at home. The child does not enter into addictive relationships and is protected from harm. Therefore, the warm environment of the home, family environment and physical contact are special for protection.” said.
Children are natives of the digital world
Noting that children born in the digital age adapt to the conditions more easily, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “Children learn the digital world quickly. Parents compare with themselves. 'Our child is very smart, he learned immediately', they are surprised. In fact, the child is a native of the digital world, we are outside of that world. It is natural for him.” said.
Disrupts the dopamine control center in the brain
Stating that the use of digital devices carries the risk of addiction in the child, Tarhan said, “It is a very colorful and attractive place for the child. It activates the reward-punishment center in the child's brain. It releases tremendous dopamine in the child's brain, making it addictive for him. A child's addiction, especially substance abuse, disrupts the same dopamine control center in the brain. It poses a serious risk here.” said.
The family should be constructive and act consciously.
Emphasizing that the use of technology should seriously create a culture, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “The family must be conscious and the parents must act constructively. It should be explained that technology is a tool, not an end. It should be explained that there are concepts such as school, lesson and study, and that life is a regulated environment. It should be explained that the rights of others, the rights of their siblings and the rights of their friends. The child needs to learn social boundaries. If the child does not learn social boundaries, he becomes egocentric. She wants everything she wants when she grows up. A narcissistic child appears. For this reason, it is necessary to provide information about the use of technology in the education of the child.” said. prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan emphasized that parents should be a pilot guiding the child and the importance of guiding the child.
Social ways weakened, family should devote more time
Noting that today's parents should devote more time to their children, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan said, “50 years ago, parents used to spare half an hour for the child, now they will spare 1 hour. Because social ways have weakened. Now we see the 3T as the open door of the house. The open door of the house was previously a television, now a tablet and a phone have also been added. All three of them are in the safe environment of the house at the same time, but the child establishes a relationship with an insecure world without the perception of reality. The brain can learn to move from concrete to abstract thinking only at the age of 5-6. A child who does not develop abstract thinking skills cannot distinguish between dreams and reality. warned.