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How does media affect a child?

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Pamela Antoniak

on 16 January 2012

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How Does Media Affect a Child? 53 hours a week 2,002 people ages 8 to 18 spend 7 hours and 38 minutes using media every day listening to music watching t.v Video games Cell phones Still researching, new technology * I phone
*Ipad *Computers *Cellphones Examples Project in Georgetown -TVTOWN -use emotion and action menus to interact with other children online - GOAL? -To see how children build their identities -To present themselves Kids attitudes and behaviours are changing 12% increase aggressive behaviour after watching violent television What do doctors say? -under age 2 should not watch as much t.v -large gorup of pediatricians suggests that children to play instead However... -children do improve their language and social skills Example: Sesame Street may have negative impact on language developement BUT some tv shows have a bad impact on kids What parents should do? -set limits -try not putting t.v in bedroom -partcipate in sports/activities -outdoors How it affects the body? -shorten attention span -distort body image -create fear -increase aggressive/anti-social behaviours poor food choices/overeat weight gain/poor fitness levels message they see on t.v?
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