New PDF release: Children and Television

By Barrie Gunter

ISBN-10: 0203976371

ISBN-13: 9780203976371

ISBN-10: 0415144515

ISBN-13: 9780415144513

Does violence on television result in violent behaviour? How can mom and dad effect kid's viewing? Fears over the influence of tv on little ones were round because it used to be invented. the hot explosion within the variety of channels and new multimedia leisure lends a brand new urgency to the dialogue. This thoroughly revised moment variation of kids and tv brings the tale of kids and tv correct brand new. as well as featuring the most recent examine on the entire topics coated within the first variation, it contains a dialogue of the hot leisure media now on hand and a brand new bankruptcy which examines the position of tv in influencing kid's overall healthiness comparable attitudes behaviour. Barrie Gunter and Jill McAleer study the examine facts in to the results of tv on young children and their responses to it. They finish that kids are refined audience and keep an eye on tv way over it controls them.

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How children watch television is also related to their understanding of programmes and to their reactions to different features of programme areas; these are covered in more detail in the next chapter. THE CHILD’S ATTENTION TO THE SET As we observed in Chapter 1, children start to pay attention to television from very early on in their lives. A major bone of contention among researchers, however, has been whether children’s attention to the screen is mainly an ‘active’ or a ‘passive’ phenomenon.

17 Another important factor which seems likely to underlie the use of television as a means of escape is how well children get on with other children. Early WHY DO CHILDREN WATCH TV? 23 observations indicated that children who become addicted to television are found not only to have lower intelligence and come from poorer walks of life, but also to be shy and retiring, to have fewer friends, and to be ill-at-ease with others. 18 And what about children who choose to escape via televised violence?

Television’s dramatic characterisations and plots, for example, may convey lessons about how or how not to deal with other people, solve personal or family problems and disputes, make friends and influence people, and get on in life— professionally and personally. In other words, not only does learning from television consist of improving one’s knowledge of what is going on in the world —that is, political, economic, industrial and foreign affairs—but television is also a major source of social learning.

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