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1 Television and Children

2 Too Much TV!

3 TV and Children Affects are a HUGE concern
Both positive and negative affects A part of children’s lives every day

4 TV and Society 3 stages of socialization -Initiation -Naturalization -Defamiliarization

5 Statistics Average time spent in front of tv: hours a week -watching tv, movies, videos, and playing video games Amount of tv watched at different life stages

6 More Shocking Statistics
57% of children 8-16 have a television in their bedroom The average American child is exposed to 20,000 30sec. commercials each year By 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 shows Of 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

8 Negative Effects of Television on Children

9 3 Major Effects of Seeing Violence on Television:
Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others Children may be more fearful of the world around them Children are more likely to behave in negative ways towards others

10 Other Negative Effects
Language Sexual Conduct Living Standards

11 Positive Effects of Television on Children

12 Positive Effects Enhanced intellectual development -math skills -reading ability -vocabulary Lasting effect Increased social skills -empathy, self- esteem, sharing

13 Educational Shows Can you tell me how to get…how to get to..
Sesame Street For primary grades Enhances: math reading social skills

14 Other Educational Shows

15 More Educational Shows

16 Role of Parents Be realistic Take responsibility Rules Alternatives

17 Thank You! Good luck teaching!

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