Referencing the text, name 2 positive outcomes and 2 negative outcomes that come from visual electronic media use in childhood. Also referencing the text/research, if you were working with a parent who needed guidance on screen use for children, what information might you share?

Negative outcomes from visual electronic media use in childhood are attention difficulties. Infants and toddlers who were exposed to television were more likely to have attention issues later in childhood.  Television can also be disruptive for children during play. If the television is in the background it can disrupt their learning.

Positive outcome from visual electronic media use in childhood are it can help prepare children for school and expand their vocabulary. It is important to note this is in children about four years in age viewing educational television content.

It would be incredibly important to stress to parents how violent television can have an affect on children. Children who view violent content, regardless of age, were shown to have attention difficulties.