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Clinton, Stephen – American Education, 1975
Article investigated the influence upon children's behavior of television programs that feature violence. (RK)
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, Educational Research, Programing (Broadcast), Student Reaction
Bossing, Lewis; Mikulcik, Marilyn – 1981
Parents from rural and urban areas of Calloway County, Kentucky were surveyed regarding their children's television viewing habits. Fifteen survey questions were asked, among them whether there was a television set in the home; whether the child had a personal set; whether the family ate meals while watching television; whether television sound…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary Education
Silva, Diane – 1996
Research concerning the effects of television violence on children--particularly young children under the age of six--has found that it tends to desensitize them to aggressive behavior and, in some children, promotes aggressive behavior in their play and other interactions with children and adults. This guide is designed to assist early childhood…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies
Seawell, Margaret, Ed. – 1998
The National Television Violence Study (NTVS) was a 3-year effort to assess the effects of violence on television, of particular interest to education professionals is the effects of television violence on children. Funded by the National Cable Television Association, the project began in June 1994 and involved the participation of media scholars…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Programming (Broadcast)
Seawell, Margaret, Ed. – 1998
The National Television Violence Study (NTVS) was a 3-year effort to assess the effects of violence on television, of particular interest to education professionals is the effects of television violence on children. Funded by the National Cable Television Association, the project began in June 1994 and involved the participation of media scholars…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Programming (Broadcast)
Rideout, Victoria – Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2007
Over the past few years, media use among children and teens has become more prevalent than ever. With the launch of the iPod, the explosion in instant messaging, the birth of mobile video and YouTube, and the advent of social networking sites like MySpace, young people are rarely out of contact, or out of reach of the media. Meanwhile,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Violence, Mass Media Effects, Television
Chen, Milton – 1984
This comparative examination considers a new era of research on children's learning. How children learn from microcomputers is studied, in light of research on children and television; and such issues are illuminated as how television and computers differ in their historical and economic contexts, how such differences affect their ability to serve…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Morris, Norman S. – 1971
Based on an extensive series of interviews with clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, educators, television executives, producers, performers, advertisers, parents, and children themselves, this book explores the effect of television on a child's values. It delves into the question of a relationship between violence on television and violent…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Business Responsibility, Children, Commercial Television
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Simmons, Betty Jo; Stalsworth, Kelly; Wentzel, Heather – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Examines research on television violence and links violence to specific programs commonly watched by young children. Maintains that television violence is related to aggressive behavior, lessened sensitivity to the results of violence, and increased fear. Examines public reactions to children's educational television programs. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Educational Television, Programming (Broadcast), Public Opinion
Sweet, David; Singh, Ram – 1994
This newsletter issue focuses on the role of parents in monitoring their children's television viewing habits. The newsletter first discusses the current status of parental concerns about the content of television programming, noting the industry's increased willingness to provide more information, and the advent of a rating system and…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Learning Processes, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role
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Wahl, Otto; Hanrahan, Erin; Karl, Kelly; Lasher, Erin; Swaye, Janel – Journal of Community Psychology, 2007
Concern has been expressed that negative attitudes toward people with mental illnesses begin to develop early in childhood. This study examines one of the possible sources of learning of such negative attitudes--children's television programs. Two hundred sixty-nine (269) hours of children's television programming were videotaped, viewed, and…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Childrens Television, Programming (Broadcast), Negative Attitudes
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Singer, Mark I.; Flannery, Daniel J.; Guo, Shenyang; Miller, David; Leibbrandt, Sylvia – Journal of Community Psychology, 2004
This study examined the relative contributions of exposure to violence, parental monitoring, and television viewing habits to children's self-reported symptoms of psychological trauma. Children in grades 3-8 in 11 public schools completed an anonymous self-report questionnaire administered during usual school hours. The final sample was comprised…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Psychology, Mass Media Effects, Violence
McCabe, Ann E.; Moriarty, Richard J. – 1977
A study on the effect of viewing violence on television on childrens' behavior was conducted within the context of sport activity. Three sports--baseball, hockey, and lacrosse--were chosen. Teams of children from three different age groups were the subjects. Within each of the age levels in each sport, teams were selected and assigned to…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Athletics, Children
Palmerton, Patricia R.; Judas, Jeff – 1994
Noting that little research has addressed the question of violence in commercials directed to children, a study examined commercials aired during the 21 top-rated children's cartoons during one broadcast week in late spring 1993. Commercials were analyzed for violent content, gender of primary actors and recipients of violent action, primary…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Childrens Television, Content Analysis, Mass Media Role
Pannitt, Merrill, Ed. – 1969
Like all television programing, programs for children are aimed to produce profit. Since cartoon shows are inexpensive, they are staples of children's television. These programs can offer sponsors a pure, undifferentiated audience at which to aim commercials for toys and breakfast cereals. In addition to cartoon shows, children watch "Sesame…
Descriptors: Aggression, Audiences, Commercial Television, Programing (Broadcast)
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