Posted by shahriar08 on November 26, 2008
Though we know cartoon is very interesting entertainment for the children but when I studied some journals and research reports on this topic, I came to know that there are some negative influence in television cartoon which impact is very bad for the children to build up their behavior. Research strand: Children who consume high levels of media violence are more likely to be aggressive in the real world.
In 1956, researchers took to the laboratory to compare the behavior of 24 children watching TV. Half watched a violent episode of the cartoon Woody Woodpecker, and the other 12 watched the non-violent cartoon The Little Red Hen. During play afterwards, the researchers observed that the children who watched the violent cartoon were much more likely to hit other children and break toys.
In 1963, professors A. Badura, D. Ross and S.A. Ross studied the effect of exposure to real-world violence, television violence, and cartoon violence. They divided 100 preschool children into four groups. The first group watched a real person shout insults at an inflatable doll while hitting it with a mallet. The second group watched the incident on television. The third watched a cartoon version of the same scene, and the fourth watched nothing. Tom Van der Voort studied 314 children aged nine through twelve in 1986. He found that although children can easily distinguish cartoons, westerns and spy thrillers from reality, they often confuse realistic programmes with the real world. When they are unable to integrate the violence in these shows because they can’t follow the plot, they are much more likely to become anxious. This is particularly problematic because the children reported that they prefer realistic programmers, which they equate with fun and excitement. http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/violence/effects_media_violence.cfm
Children have become much more interested in cartoons over many years and it has become a primary action to some lives. Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age two or three children become enthusiastic viewers.
C.J. Choma,Stevie Hossler.Robert Leu.Divia NelsonShawnte Ray.Ben Wilcox.Brandon Ybarra TCOM 103 Dr. Louisa Ha November 15, 2004 mentioned in these articles about the effect of cartoon that The Children who watch too much cartoons on television are more likely to have mental and emotional problems, along with brain and eye injuries and unexpectedly the risk of a physical problem increases. They also mentioned that cartoons bad impact increased risk in child safety Today in many children’s cartoon’s you see cartoon characters jumping, diving, and falling from very high heights, then landing without being harmed.
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