The influence of American cartoons on the psyche of a child
Cartoons continue to occupy a dominant place in the life of a modern child. However, more and more often the meaning and quality of animation do not correspond to the goals of children’s development and their needs. And especially this concerns the products of the American Dream Factory. Psychologists believe that most foreign cartoons can not be shown to children, and the rest can only be watched under strict parental censorship and with mandatory adult comments. Is foreign animation dangerous for children? What are the criteria for harmful cartoons?
Today’s upbringing often looks like this: adults are busy with different things, and the baby, so as not to get in the way, is seated in front of a TV or computer screen. And this child watches all day and night, all in a row, and after a couple of months literally can not breathe without the usual dose of colorful cartoons. Is it useful? Psychologists categorically answer: No! Let’s look at specific examples of popular foreign animated films and see what psychological influence they have on children’s consciousness and behavior.
Experts argue that in modern animation, female images are deprived of romanticism by giving them excessive realism, cruelty and physiology. At the same time, traditional women’s qualities, like shyness, modesty and chastity, are laughed at for traditional Russian cartoons.
For example, insanely popular among the girls animated series about the witch Winx depicts the main characters with huge eyes, abnormally long legs and in very frank attire. And if you add an excessively thin waist, then it begins to seem that the cartoon girls with their ambiguous appearance popularize vulgarity and anorexia. Psychologists are sure: stereotypes of adult behavior, especially erotica, can not be shown in children’s cartoons!
In the cartoon Shrek, the main character from the beautiful princess turns into a green monster. Yes, and behaves not at all like a woman: aggressively and even cruelly. And this episode with the murder of an unfortunate bird that swells from singing and then bursts! Did your children laugh at the dead ptah? Can you recall at least one of the main heroines of Russian fairy tales, which would do so to forest animals? In addition, Princess Fiona makes this very infectious and fun, as if inviting children to follow her example.