ERIC Number: ED202568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Television During Early Childhood. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets, No. 5.
Some studies have suggested that TV encourages a variety of problems such as malnutrition, drug consumption, poor consumer habits, and violence. Others have argued that TV is a window to the world, promoting knowledge, cultural experiences and positive social values. This article examines some of these controversial claims and evaluates the impact of television on the young child. The following questions are considered: how much TV do children watch? is there a need to worry about the amount and type of viewing? does television encourage negative values such as aggression and the desire for unnecessary or harmful products? what are the positive effects of TV viewing? and how can parents and caregivers facilitate the wise use of television? (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Pre-School Association, Canberra.