Nurse’s Roles on Media Use in Early Childhood: Recommendations on Empirical Evidences

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Arthittaya Kaenkrai
Kulthida Ketkaew


Media use in early childhood is rapidly increasing related to the global change.

Electrical technology affects to human life unavoidable. Especially, early childhood exposes to screen media starting before 2 years of age. Media use in early childhood is considered as a double-edged sword. If screen media is used unappropriated, it might affect child’s health and development in the future. Based on the empirical evidences, media use for children younger than 2 years is harmful than useful. Several impacts of early media use include physical activity, emotion, social interaction, communication, behavior, executive function, intelligence, leaning ability, health problem, and poor quality of life. To prevent adverse effects, nurses and healthcare profession have to advise parents and caregivers to use all electric media in appropriated handle. This article aims to present the recommendations of media use in early childhood. Nurse’s roles in applying the evidence base to prevent harmful consequence from media use in children is required. All child’ s caregivers need to collaborate and confederate in promoting media literacy. The important roles in child’s caregiver to limiting and monitoring media use in children and surveillance possible impact of electronic media use in order to minimize adverse effect and apply media use reasonably.

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