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ERIC Number: EJ1173988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
A Case Study on Reducing Children's Screen Time: The Project of Screen Free Week
Kara, Hatice Gözde Ertürk
World Journal of Education, v8 n1 p100-110 2018
The current study aims to direct children to alternative activities within a week period by applying the project of screen free week to voluntary families. The ultimate aim of the study is to reduce children's screen time. The instrumental case study method; one of the qualitative research methods, was employed. Five children attending the preschool class of an elementary school in the Kartal district of Istanbul and their families voluntarily participating in the project of screen free week constituted the study group in the current research. Documents and structured interview form were used to collect data. The document used to collect data is the weekly chart in which the families noted the activities they performed during the week spent without screen. The structured interview form was developed by the researcher by reviewing the related literature. Content analysis was conducted on the data collected in the current research. As a result of the families' participation in the project of screen free week, they recognized the importance of family-child interaction, that their children are happier when they spend time with them, that they can decide on programs to be watched and games to be played together with their children and that this decision should not be taken as a rule rather as a routine of the family. At the end of the project of screen free week, it was seen that a great majority of the families set a limit to the time spent in front of the screen suitable for the age and developmental level of their children. In light of the findings of the current study, it can be suggested that the project of screen free week should be made more widespread and more families and children should be reached. In addition to this, training programs can be organized for families to learn how to select quality programs/applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)