In her essay Winn explores the ways in which television has harmfully caused disruptions with the quality of family life, rituals, and values. She recognizes there is a problem with our society and the way in which it is consistently influenced by television. I am able to agree with Winn on this point, but I do not feel that the totality of the influence is negative. Television today has a lot of positive effects and influences on our society and our American culture.
With more and more ways of viewing TV available we now have access to a plethora of both good quality and inappropriate TV content. Does the program encourage children to ask questions, to use their imaginations, or to be active or creative?
How does this program represent gender and diversity?
Young children believe that television reflects the real world. To not see people like themselves—in race, ethnicity, or physical ability, for example—may diminish their self-worth, and not seeing people different from themselves may lead to a distorted view of the world as well.
How commercialized is this program? What are the common themes and topics in this program? Watch a few episodes of the program to see the common themes and storylines. What characteristics are shown in a positive or negative light?
Which behaviours and activities are rewarded, and which are punished? What emotional effect will this program have on children?
Consider that children will often have different emotional reactions than adults. Things which we consider to be normal elements of drama, such as conflict between characters or putting characters in jeopardy, can be distressing for very small children.
Also, all children are different: A study of Canadian TV aimed at youth found that among shows aimed at preschoolers, nearly half focused on social relationships, while a third focused on learning, with none focusing on fighting or violence.
These themes did appear in Canadian programs aimed at kids agesbut represented only one in 10 shows:Television has the potential to generate both positive and negative effects, and many studies have looked at the impact of television on society, particularly on children and adolescents (1,2).
An individual child’s developmental level is a critical factor in determining whether the medium will have positive or negative effects. TV shows and commercials usually show violence, alcohol, drug use and sex in a positive light.
The mind of your kid is like clay. It forms early impressions on what it sees, and these early impressions determine how he sees the world and affect his grown-up behavior.
TV shows and commercials usually show violence, alcohol, drug use and sex in a positive light. The mind of your kid is like clay. It forms early impressions on what it sees, and these early impressions determine how he sees .
Positive effects of television As a piece of tehnology, television, became commonplace for civilization and has had incredible impact on society. It basiclly revolutionized the way people see themselves and the world around them.
In , children began watching TV regularly at about 4 years of age, whereas today, children begin interacting with digital media as young as 4 months of age. In , most 2-year-olds used mobile devices on a daily basis and the vast majority of 1-year-olds had already used a mobile device.
1. Children love watching Television and gather knowledge through this medium. Without doubt, it is far easier on the memory of the kid to retain some idea if the narrative or lecture is accompanied by the visual.