Children and Television / Edition 2

Children and Television / Edition 2

by Barrie Gunter, Jill McAleer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415144523

ISBN-13: 9780415144520

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Does violence on TV lead to violent behaviour? How can parents influence children’s viewing?

Fears over the effect of television on children have been around since it was invented. The recent explosion in the number of channels and new multimedia entertainment lends a new urgency to the discussion.

This completely revised second edition of Children

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Overview

Does violence on TV lead to violent behaviour? How can parents influence children’s viewing?

Fears over the effect of television on children have been around since it was invented. The recent explosion in the number of channels and new multimedia entertainment lends a new urgency to the discussion.

This completely revised second edition of Children and Television brings the story of children and television right up to date. In addition to presenting the latest research on all of the themes covered in the first edition, it includes a discussion of the new entertainment media now available and a new chapter which examines the role of television in influencing children’s health related attitudes behaviour.

Barrie Gunter and Jill McAleer examine the research evidence in to the effects of television on children and their responses to it. They conclude that children are sophisticated viewers and control television far more than it controls them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415144520
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,429,313
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1What is the nature of children's viewing?1
2Why do children watch TV?17
3How do children watch TV?29
4How well do children follow and understand TV?39
5Does TV improve children's knowledge?56
6Does TV teach children about social roles?72
7Does TV influence aggressive behaviour?92
8Does TV encourage good behaviour?117
9Does TV advertising affect children?132
10Does TV affect children's health orientation?149
11Does TV affect school performance?167
12How can parents influence children's viewing?182
13How can schools influence children's viewing?197
14Making the best of television217
References223
Index255

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