• April 24, 2024

Those of us who grew up in the pre-internet era know this well: we learned so much from watching TV. The same is true today—TV is still a valuable tool for kids to learn. The only difference is that now we’re more aware that the impact, whether positive or negative, depends on what and how they watch.

Research suggests that children benefit more from screen time when an adult is around as it enables active engagement. Parents should also ensure age-appropriate shows—read: free from explicit material—and set screen time limits for their kids. Alas, less than half (43.8%) of children aged 9 to 17 watch TV with adult supervision, according to data from the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT).

Thankfully, technology can lend a helping hand to parents and guardians who want to ensure a secure and enjoyable viewing experience for their children.

With Sony’s BRAVIA TVs, parents have a trusted ally in ensuring the safety of their children thanks to its Google TV Kids feature. They can easily create kids’ profiles without the need for additional accounts, allowing them to select age-appropriate apps that their children can access.

Parents can also create watchlists, establish parental controls, and apply content restrictions by simply selecting ‘Add a kid,’ then ‘Get started’ under the ‘Who’s watching’ option on their Google TV home screen, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Another tool parents can use is the BRAVIA Camera, which is available on Sony’s BRAVIA XR TVs. It comes with a Proximity Alert feature that allows parents to set a recommended viewing distance for their children and alerts them if their kids get too close to the TV.

With these available features and attachments, Sony BRAVIA TVs can assist busy, on-the-go parents follow safe TV viewing practices. However, it’s worth noting that watching with guardians and parents is still the best way to guarantee a safe viewing experience for children.

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