ERIC Number: ED205294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Interaction Between Changing Family Patterns and High TV Consumption.
Due to urbanization and the information explosion, children today grow up under entirely different conditions than they did only 70 to 80 years ago. Now, families have less opportunity than before to communicate their culture to their children. Rather, the images children see on television programs intended for adults influence the picture they form of the adult world. Violence, the characteristic element of those images, should be eliminated, and programs addressed to real experience should be shown. For example, in Sweden programs for immigrant children that depict their native culture in their own language are being produced. The number of media environments to which children will be exposed will increase in the future. Therefore, media literacy should be taught to enable children to produce, analyze, and thereby, as adults, effectively control the media. Additionally, media messages which conflict with social standards must be counteracted. Programs for the entire family should be produced, and TV should be used to restore social relations and a community spirit. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the "Family and Television" Conference (London, England, March 5, 1980).