ERIC Number: ED241010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Parents, Kids and TV.
Gaffney, Maureen, Ed.
Young Viewers Magazine, v6 n1 Spr 1983
Three articles offer parents suggestions on how to make television a positive experience for their children. An editorial introduces the following themes basic to all the articles: type and amount of television viewing should be regulated by parents, parents should discuss television with their children, and parents must become aware of the differences in the way adults and children perceive television portrayals. The first article weighs television's current tendency to influence children's opinions, values, and behavior through a basically distorted world view against its potential for offering sound problem solving models and encouraging children to examine their self-worth and their family and social values. The second article summarizes the developmental stages and preferences in children's television viewing. Originally developed as a handout for parents, the final article outlines a 4-week program for making family television watching more participatory and more critical. (LP)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Children, Concept Formation, Developmental Stages, Emotional Development, Family Involvement, Incidental Learning, Learning Experience, Nonformal Education, Popular Culture, Social Development, Television Viewing, Values Education
Media Center for Children, Inc., 3 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Media Appraisal; Media Education; PF Project; Television Criticism