ERIC Number: ED341898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Talking with TV. A Guide for Grown-Ups and Kids. How To Make TV a Conversation Starter on Relationships, Values, and Sexuality. 1991-1992 Edition.
Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.
This document was developed to help adults and children use television in new and better ways. While this guide's special focus is on preteens (ages 9 to 12), it can be of use with both younger and older audiences. Sample open-ended questions are provided for the following issues: family and friends, values and emotions, trust and responsibility, relationships, and sexual roles and sexual behavior. Also included are specific tips on talking about sexuality using television programs as a conversation starter. Exercises are provided for combining television viewing with interactive activities. This includes watching commercials and looking for ads that use sex to sell and discussing whether it is necessary to the product. A fact sheet on media and adolescent sexuality is provided. The programs described in this guide are those from the 1991 fall season that have teenage characters and are likely to raise issues of sexuality and values. The guide presents a listing of production companies and other organizations to help locate more information and share thoughts with the creators of today's television programming. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Population Options, Washington, DC.