3 TV and Children Affects are a HUGE concern Both positive and negative affectsA part of children’s lives every day
4 TV and Society3 stages of socialization -Initiation -Naturalization -Defamiliarization
5 StatisticsAverage time spent in front of tv: hours a week -watching tv, movies, videos, and playing video gamesAmount of tv watched at different life stages
6 More Shocking Statistics 57% of children 8-16 have a television in their bedroomThe average American child is exposed to 20,000 30sec. commercials each yearBy the end of elementary school, children have seen 8,000 murders and over 100,000 acts of violence on tv
7 Motivation of TV Characters Children are influenced by what motivates the characters on their favorite showsOf the elementary age characters on TV: -53% are motivated by peer relationships -36% by sports and hobbies -27% by romance -24% by family relationships -16% by society or community -15% by school related issues -1% by religion or spirituality
9 3 Major Effects of Seeing Violence on Television: Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of othersChildren may be more fearful of the world around themChildren are more likely to behave in negative ways towards others
10 Other Negative Effects LanguageSexual ConductLiving Standards
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