Saturday, June 13, 2009

Indians and Chinese are coming...Americans beware

This appeal by Barack Obama to the Americans about Indian and Chinese kids spending more time in schools than playing video games can be appeal to the American parents and citizens but it is a also a warning to the Indian people.

What America is going through will be treaded by us in some years to come?

Even though the times have not come in India when all the kids have become video junkies and gaming zombies but the fight for the coveted possession in Indian homes i.e.the Remote control has began.

The Indian parents have started losing the war of remote to their dear children.The soaps the favourite of the better halves and news and cricket channels the favourites of the lesser halves have given way to Nicks,Cartoon Networks,Hungamas,etc

A study by Dr. Iman Sharif, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He and his team found that children who are allowed to watch TV whenever, and for as long as they want to, have poorer school performances than their peers who do not spend too much time in front of the TV. Moreover, kids who are allowed to watch all types of TV programs without any restriction have even poorer school results.

In order to find out how watching TV and video games affect school performances and results of children, researchers interviewed about 4,500 middle-school aged children. Scientists found that watching TV or playing video games during weekend did not influence their grades at school.

On the other hand, watching TV or playing video games during weekdays had a bad influence on kids' results at school. 50% of those who said they did not watch TV or play video games in week days said they had excellent school performances, as compared to only 35% of those who admitted they watch TV or play video games during week-time for 1 to 3 hours daily.

"Taking time away from homework results in poorer school performance. Not only does TV take time away from homework, it takes away from learning sports and learning how to be active to help maintain good health. It sets children up for a sedentary adult life," pinpointed Dr. Brenda Kohn, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine.

The condition of Indian parents is pathetic in the sense that today's kids are better bold and more knowledgeable as far as Internet,Gamings,etc are concerned.

The Indian parents feel proud to their neighbours how their kid taught them "Google search",etc..but they don't realize that there are many things these kids don't tell their parents.

The sedentary lifestyle without any physical exercise have made them more prone to lifestyle diseases at very early stages.

Also the way kids prefer more flamboyant professional educational streams made Science and Maths students feel like "Lallus".

The development of scientific temper enshrined in our constitution is hardly practised in any of India.

We Indians should take cognisance's of what Obama is preaching their children rather being feeling fake proud about ourselves..

Lets Obama's call be a Wake up call for the Indian childrens,parents and intelligentsia...

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