ERIC Number: ED114052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Television Violence and Your Child.
Williams, Sally; Crane, Valerie
Television programing has a high degree of credibility to the undiscriminating eyes of children. Programing on commercial television is composed of shows produced specifically for children and shows formerly made for adults but now shown as reruns. Observation and imitation of behavior viewed on television by children may be a link to aggressive behavior of children at school. Studies have shown that it is difficult for children to cope with the concept of aggression and death as it is presented in children's cartoons. The effect of television violence can be determined by monitoring local and national broadcasts during children's viewing times or conducting controlled studies to produce an objective method of measurement. However, input from the community could be the best method to convince broadcasters that it would be to their advantage to improve programing. Twenty-two references are cited. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Theories, Broadcast Television, Children, Commercial Television, Literature Reviews, Programing (Broadcast), Social Behavior, Television, Television Viewing, Violence
Committee on Children's Television, 1511 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, California 94117 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee on Children's Television, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Paper presented as part of a lecture series, College of Marin (Kentfield, California, October 15, 1974)