During middle childhood, children are various shapes and sizes, all developing at a different pace (Martorell, Papalia, & Feldman, 2013). Throughout their development, various forms of media have a strong influence on their life. One major source of media that has an influence on development during middle childhood is television (T.V.). The amount of time children spend watching T.V. may also alter study habits, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and change their leisure activities (Hofferth, 2010).
From my studies of sociology, my previous perspective on childhood has changed. One theme of the course that caused me to view childhood differently was “Childhood as a social construction”. Childhood is a social category that comes from attitudes, beliefs and values of particular societies at particular points in time. Sociology explores the role that larger forces play in shaping our personal lives and the role that individuals play in shaping the course of history (Sociology lecture 19/09/16). I would have always considered childhood throughout the centuries to be similar: a period of innocence, play and freedom.
The mass media has had a greater influence on modern culture than either education or history Technology has played an important role in people life nowadays and this leads to the modern culture in the present. Many countries are trying to develop an innovation in many ways in order to make it more convenience for their people. Mass media is one of many factors that has a greater affect to modern culture as we live in a society which depends on information thus, communication can leads to our activities also affects our attitudes and beliefs, as well as our perspective on social life. Nevertheless, education and history have an influence on modern culture as well; while students study in school some teachers use the Internet or other media to stimulate their
Individuals and experiences impact a child’s development, according to psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory. A child 's environment affects how a child develops, which begins with an individual’s family and extends to the interactions within the environment. Interactions, with environmental experiences, shape the course of a lifespan development. The Ecological Systems interactions with the child will influence how the child develops; the more encouraging and nurturing these relationships are, the more chances for positive development. The influences of family and culture are especially important because they become the building blocks of a child’s maturation.
In society, childhood process is affected by several factors; such as social, cultural or environmental. Actually child is headstone of the society. It enables to give more opportunity to growth or advanced in terms of social or economic conditions and impacts many aspects of future life. Thus, stage of being child can also be substantial and rocky road in formalizing of the child and also society. This is because,in my opinion
I choose this topic because I have lots of interest in it and I wanted to learn more about children. As we learned earlier in psychology that adult’s actions do reflect on kids, Miss.Thomson shared with us a video of the Bobo Doll experiment done by Bandura, in which children that saw adults beating up a Bobo Doll did the same things to the doll. The following video convinced me to think that kids do get influenced by adults and I linked this theory into this particular topic because adults can be anyone, it could be the children’s parents, uncle, brother or even a sister. I am also interested in this topic because I want to figure out how kids get influenced and why they get influenced. Is it because of their age and how developed their brains are, or is it because their parents are the only ideal perfect figure that they see while they are growing up and that leads to them to follow up to their parents.
“Properly structured violence arouse pity.” Said Aristotle in ancient periods, research studies made on the issue violence in media justifies his argument. Theorems on the issue dates back to 1960s. There are opposing arguments on how media effects society. As one of these articles It is stressed that as the amount of violent behavior seen is increased, the tolerance people have for brutality increases causing him/her become desensitized. Violence in media especially video games and films desensitizes violence to society by polishing marginal acts, meanwhile social media containing variety of unauthorized violent content upholds the effect and harms children more than any other age group.
As the results of various surveys show (see Chapin, 2000 and Y Bay-Cheng, 2001), mass media are important providers of sex education for adolescents. Teens usually learn about birth control (use of condoms and pills), various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and HIV/AIDS from mass media. Mass media very often turns out to be the only source of information about the matters because parents and other adults may not be competent or may feel uncomfortable to talk about it. Other studies show (ibid.) that media may also provide the so called sexual scripting of behaviors - for example, guidelines how to behave in the first date, who is to be considered and chosen as one’s mate not to mention a depiction of the very sexual acts.
The Role and Influence of Mass Media in the Changing World Mass media is an important subject in information dissemination to the different institutions. It is often known to the public as the watchdog of the society and some also considered it as the scapegoat of the problems in the society. We live in an industrial age wherein technologies create certain connections to people across the world. Through the devices such as television, radio, and the computer, information age was made possible. It is everywhere in our changing world towards industrialization and there are more issues added regarding its influence to the society and to the individuals within the society.