The full versions of the first year of their research efforts are available in the National Television Violence Study, Voilime I Sage,
Yet, much academic research is still in its infancy when it comes to our knowledge about the uses, preferences, and effects of different media. This book provides insight into the latest theories and research on children and the media. As suggested by the title, the book is limited to screen media i.
Verbal media, such as books and the radio, may show up occasionally, but they do not form the primary constituent of this book.
This book is not intended to be a comprehensive textbook on children and the media. Rather, it is concentrated on some fundamental topics that should be included in a media psychology course on children and the media. This choice provides instructors with the opportunity to follow their own teaching preferences and to add supplementary literature to their courses.
Each chapter in the book deals with a basic topic on children and the media: Each chapter gives an overview of existing theories and research on a particular topic. This general literature review is occasionally illustrated by my own research findings.
The book, which is in part a translation of a Dutch book, has been used to accompany lectures at the University of Amsterdam. During my courses, I use the book as a basis and combine it with journal articles reporting empirical research. In particular, students reported appreciating the combination of a literature review with more concrete examples of empirical research.
Many people have been extremely helpful in the preparation of this book. First of all, I would like to thank my colleagues in the Amsterdam School of Communications Research ASCoR for their high-quality comments and suggestions during the writing of the book: Of course, generous colleagues are not limited to one research group or university.
I am indebted to Mike Newton, who translated several chapters of this book from Dutch into English. Without this fellowship, which greatly reduced my teaching load in the past few years, much of the research reported in this book could not have been conducted. Finally, a different kind of thanks is due to my husband Frank Mauritz.
Without his support throughout the process, this book never would have been written. This first chapter gives a historical overview of the prevailing perspectives on children and the media in the past two centuries.
It is comprised of three sections. The first section outlines the change in ideas about childhood from the 18th century to the present.
As will become clear, not only have the ideas about media aimed at children changed, but also the views on childhood itself have undergone great shifts that continue even to the present day. The second section reviews the development of empirical research into children and the media.
This research, which initially started out of concern for any possible harmful effects of media, has seen a rapid development, particularly since the s. This is in part due to the rise of cognitive psychology, the developing paradigm of the active child, and the increased interest in children on the part of critical researchers.Facing the screen dilemma 1.
Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early EducationCampaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood • Alliance for Childhood • Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment 2. Teachers have to become vigilant to these signs of violence and notify the appropriate authorities of these behaviors.
Violence prevention strategies at school range from adding social skills training to the curriculum to installing metal detectors at the entrance to buildings. It is many years later now, my son is grown, but the problem of violence and inappropriate media for children continues, even worse because of many more screens available besides TV and video games.
Fortunately, there are organizations concerned with how media is negatively affecting children’s learning, health and emotional and social growth. PDF | Violence has become an integral part of the modern social system. Related literature is indicative of the fact that there exists a close bond between violence shown in media and children's.
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