International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

A STUDY ON CHARACTERISTISCS OF PARENTS’ TV VIEWING AND CHILDREN’S OPINIONS ON THE CARTOONS THEY WATCHED
Dr. Şenay BULUT PEDÜK

Abstract
It is known that television has diverse effects on psychological and physical health of children and adolescents. This study aimed at examining the characteristics of parents’ TV viewing and children’s opinions on the cartoons they watched. The data of the study were collected using face to face interviewing method through a questionnaire that was created by the researcher. According to the results from the study, it was found that parents thought that they were affected by the cartoons that their children had been viewing for a long time and parents questioned the way these effects occurred. Referencing to the findings from the study, suggestions were made about the issues concerning the way parents are informed about TV viewing, meeting the need for being informed through interactive guiding on TV screen and how parental attitudes towards TV viewing should be. When those suggestions were taken into consideration, they will help parents have a positive opinion about the effects of their children’s watching TV programs and cartoons.

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