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ERIC Number: ED299015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Television's Impact on Children and the Positive Role of Parents. Selected Papers Number 53.
Television's impact on children and the positive role of parents in moderating that impact is discussed in terms of: (1) the view that television has a largely negative impact on children; (2) the importance of television literacy; (3) ways in which parents are molding television's impact to their purposes; (4) variation in television's impact according to developmental age; (5) individual variation in children's responses to television; (6) variation in impact according to sex; (7) the impact of television on cognitive and perceptual development; (8) the issue of whether television viewing promotes a need for instant gratification; (9) television's presentation of the world as a mean and scary place; (10) television's promotion of conformity; (11) television as a source of information; and (12) the medium's prosocial impact. Variation in impact according to developmental age is discussed with regard to young children's integration of television sequences and time, the importance of visual presentation and enactment for preschoolers, the extent to which young children understand the motives of television characters, the extent to which television promotes empathy, ways in which children understand reality on television, effects on elementary school children, and the relationship between television and children's imagination and language development. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Child and Youth Studies, Kensington (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia