Children and the Media: Media Effects on Children
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matt 6:22-23 NKJV)
media impact on society
Two gateways to keep guard over are our eyes and ears. What influences our eyes and ears today? TV, music, internet, video games and more. These are mediums that have effect on our families and children and us. Media effects on Society today is big and TV does influence our moral values and worldview!
Psalms 101:3 I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me.
Our Spiritual Warfare Battle in Two World
There are many battlefields we fight in spiritual warfare: One is the most powerful weapons of the enemy is to pollute our eye gate through media. This opens us to that whole seductive realm in the spirit. Another deceptive weapon of the enemy involves an anti-Christ spirit that wants to kill and manipulate our passions through various perversions, moral failures, and addictions to alcohol and drugs and many other things!!
We have an enemy to erode our thinking, belief and values through media. The fact is we live in two kingdoms, we are spiritual beings in a physical body with limitations. We cannot see the kingdom of darkness nor God’s kingdom but by faith we can in His Word. So, since we cannot see in the invisible world, there is a kingdom of darkness all around us influencing us and what a better way but through media.
We have a choice who is to rule over us. God or Satan. If we do not filter out what we watch, hear, listen to, or see, it does influence our values and weakens our walk. What seeds are you planting in your spirit!
The Media Effects on Children:
The media effects on Children watch mold and shapes our wold-views, opinions, mindsets, actions and thinking. It also impacts our physical bodies and emotions/spirit.
The Media Effects on Children Through TV:
TV Affects the Brain!
The left brain, as a person watched continual TV, numbs causing the brain to dumbed down. The right brain releases feed good chemicals called endorphins (a natural sedative, addictive). The more a person watches TV, the more endorphins released leading to addictive behavior – TV addict.
The Effect of Media
After watching TV awhile, the brain slows to a halt, registering low alpha waves which occurs during closed-eye activities such as relaxation, day-dreaming and/or meditations. Watching TV puts the brain into a low alpha state – it turns off your nervous system. This is the same as hypnosis meaning a highly suggestible sleep-like hypnotic state speaking directly to the subconscious.
The danger is TV could be used in a mass mind control. Why when in alpha state, your brain not related to TV content and the subconscious and subliminal messages are directly related to content.
The Media Effects on Children are like sponges being molded, shaped and formed by everything it sees, hears, feels and experiences. How media effects on children are world-view or moral values being shaped? Children entertain themselves in dark movie theaters, polluting your eye gates with violence, witchcraft, sensuality, fantasy, unfaithfulness in marriages, gambling or internet pornography?
- The average number of hours per week of adults watching TV is 28 hours.
- The average number of hours per week children watching TV is 25 hours, plus additional 7 hours playing computer/video games = 32 hours per week.
Part 2 – Children and the Media Effects