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THE EFFECTS OF MASS MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY ON CHILDREN UPBRINGING

THE EFFECTS OF MASS MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY ON CHILDREN UPBRINGING

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ABSTRACT

This research work was carried out to study “The Effects of Mass Media on Children Upbringing”. A total number of 75 staff members of the organizations were used as sample size from the studied population. The data collection was done through survey method while analysis was done using a tabulated table.

Findings revealed that the effects of mass media on children include learning of good and bad attitudes and that it also improves and causes decline in academic performance. Also it revealed that to prevent children from learning bad things from media contents, effective regulation and censuring of media contents by the regulatory authorities should be ensured, there should also be sanctions on media stations/houses that transmits adult programmes without appropriate censor, parents and guardians should properly monitoring and control their children’s access to media contents.

Furthermore, it also revealed that children should not be allowed to spend a long time watching television programmes to prevent obsession. It also revealed that apart from television, other media of communication through which children can learn bad habits are video sharing on mobile devices, books or magazines containing information that are meant for adults, spontaneous access to pornographic web pages (Internet).

 

This research work is recommended to media houses to enlighten them on why they need to discourage the transmission of programmes that may have negative effects on the reasoning and attitudes of children at homes.

The study is recommended to nursery, primary and secondary schools to sensitize their managements to the need to ensure that television and other media of communication in their various schools are being used with proper monitoring, to prevent their pupils or students from being exposed to media contents that are not meant for kids.

This research work is recommended to the media regulatory authorities to improve on effectiveness of their official duty of regulations and censuring of radio and television programmes and those of other media of communication. This study is recommended to parents and guardians to enlighten them on why they should properly monitor and control how their children are exposed to media contents.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page        –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           i

Declaration      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           ii

Certification    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iii

Dedication      —          –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iv

Acknowledgment-      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           v

Abstract          –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           vi

Table of contents-       –           –           –           –           –           –           –           vii

 

The effects of mass media and technology on children upbringing

CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the Study –     –           –           –           –           –           1

1.2       Statement of the Problem       –           –           –           –           –           4

1.3       Purpose of the Study –            –           –           –           –           –           –           5

1.4       Research Questions –  –           –           –           –           –           –           6

1.5       Scope of the Study-    –           –           –           –           –           –           6

1.6       Significance of the Study-     –           –           –           –           –           7

1.7       Limitation of the Study-         –           –           –           –           –           7

1.8       Definition of Terms-   –           –           –           –           –           –           7

 

CHAPTER TWO – REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1       Conceptual Framework           –           –           –           –           –           9

2.1.1    Mass media –   –           –           –           –           –           –           –           9

2.1.2    The Role of Mass Media in society: – –           –           –           –           10

2.2       Research on Attitudes and Attitude Change –           –           –           –           14

2.3       Television and Attitude Change –       –           –           –           –           15

2.3.1    Television and Children’s Attitudes – –           –           –           –           16

2.3.2    Television and Adults’ Attitudes –      –           –           –           –           17

2.3.3    Attitude Change toward Racial Issues –         –           –           –           19

 

2.3.4    Television and Attitude Change toward Racial Issues –        –           22

2.3.5    Understanding How Children Develop Televisual Literacy –            30

2.3.6    Television and Young Children’s Language Acquisition –     –           33

2.4       Theoretical Review-    –           –           –           –           —          –           37

 

CHAPTER THREE – RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1       Research Design         –           –           –           –           –           –           43

3.2       Population of the Study –       –           –           –           –           –           43

3.3       Sample Size/ sampling techniques –    –           –           –           –           43

3.4       Research Instrument – –           –           –           –           –           –           43

3.5       Rate of Return of Questionnaire –      –           –           –           –           45

 

CHAPTER FOUR – DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1       Presentation    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           45

4.2       Discussion of Findings –         –           –           –           –           –           50

 

CHAPTER FIVE – SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1       Summary –       —          –           –           –           –           –           –           53

5.2       Conclusion –    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           54

5.3       Recommendations-     –           –           –           –           –           –           54

References-     –           –           –           –           –           –           –           56

 

THE EFFECTS OF MASS MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY ON CHILDREN UPBRINGING

Statement of the Problem

Mass media, as generally known, is a means through which a large heterogeneous people can be reached for the purpose of information dissemination at a specific time. There are two sides to this; this means that as mass media has so many advantages, even so it does have its disadvantages too.

People truly have access to important information through mass media even at the comfort of their homes, not only that, children also learn so many things from the educative programmes that are being transmitted on the television or radio or those that are published on the papers like magazines, newspapers, journals, etc. However, if children‟s exposure to media contents are not properly monitored and controlled by parents and guardians, they can also learn so many bad things from media contents as well. The effects of mass media and technology on children upbringing.

The focus of this study is the effect of mass media on children upbringing; whether the media contents, more especially television programmes as the main focal point, have effect on children upbringing.

 

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The significance or importance of this study is that it disclose in theoretical format the influence; both positive and negative, which Mass communication and technology has on the upbringing of children in Iree Township.

 

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary

Mass media is believed by many people to contain be a medium from which children learn all sorts of social vices, this perception of people is not totally correct because it is neither meant to teach good morals nor social vices, mass media such television, radio, telephone, newspapers, magazines, Internet is simply meant for people to enjoy various kinds of programmes, receive information, communicate with one another, etc.

 

In the case of television, the kind of programmes that children are allowed to watch will determine what they learn from it. This research has revealed that television could still help facilitate improvement in academic performance as children could make a great deal of benefit from the educative programmes that they watch on the television.

 

 Conclusion

Contrary to the perception of some people that mass media do not have positive effects on children but rather teach them moral decadence, mass media is indeed a means of reaching out to heterogeneous people at a specific point in time to dissipate vital information that may be of great benefit to them.

Children learn a lot of things from the mass media, especially from watching educative television programmes that will benefit them in all ramifications of life and can make them great people in the future. Parents, guardians and media regulatory authorities only need to join hands together to make sure that the children are not exposed to media contents that can have negative effects on their reasoning and attitudes.

 

Recommendations

This research work is recommended to media houses to enlighten them on why they need to discourage the transmission of programmes that may have negative effects on the reasoning and attitudes of children at homes. This study is recommended to nursery, primary and secondary schools to sensitize their managements to the need to ensure that television and other media of communication in their various schools are being used with proper monitoring, to prevent their pupils or students from being exposed to media contents that are not meant for kids.

This research work is recommended to the media regulatory authorities to improve on effectiveness of their official duty of regulations and censuring of radio and television programmes and those of other media of communication. This study is recommended to parents and guardians to enlighten them on why they should properly monitor and control how their children are exposed to media contents.

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Joselyn Nya

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