ERIC Number: ED272314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
TV and Its Affect on the Family.
An awareness of television's potentially harmful influence on young children's ways of thinking and behaving may lead parents to reconsider their acceptance of television as an inevitable part of their children's lives. Such an awareness may change their focus from what their children are watching to why and how much they are watching, and what they are missing as a result. An understanding of the changes in child rearing brought about by the availability of TV as a sedative for active and troublesome preschoolers, (changes that lead to poorer socialization of children), may cause parents to decide that their difficulties as parents are ultimately increased, not alleviated, as a result of their use of television as a source of relief. Although individuals may be powerless in the face of the abstract machine that modern society has become, they can still assert their wills in the face of that real and tangible machine in their homes, the television. They can learn to control it so that it does not control them. Appended materials list television rules for parents. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Weber State College "Families Alive" Conference (6th, Ogden, UT, September 12-13, 1985).