Ecology of the Mass Media (Types (Screen (Socialization Concerns…
Ecology of the Mass Media
Chronosystem (Mainly related to new technology)
Economics (Corporate sponsors)
Technology (Medium & message)
Community (Develop alternatives)
Public Broadcasting Service
Cable & Satellite Television
Public Interest Groups
Teach critical viewing skills
Use educational tv programs in classrom
Help children develop critical viewing skills
Coview with children whenever possible
Social Cognitive Theory-contributes to learning by enabling observation of role models behavior on screen
Cultivation Theory-affects viewer's beliefs about the world and consequently alters their behavior
Motivation Theory-impact depends on how media is used and the individual abilities and characteristics of the user
Displacement Theory-media used for entertainment may displace important developmental activities such as play, hobbies, sleep, studying, reading, physical activities, and social engagements
Socioemotional development & relationships
Physical development & health
Substance use & abuse
Psychological development & behavior
Cognitive development & achievement
Advertising on screen
All problems are resolvable fast through the agency of some technology
Broadcast TV, diversity, & stereotyping
Effect on reading & communication skills
Effect on academic achievement
Cognitive impact of educational videos on infants & toddlers
Moral development & values
Screen media & sexuality
Language, reading & cognitive development
Cope with problems
Fantasy vs. reality
Contagion-phenomenon in which an individual exposed to a suggestion will act on it
Accessing areas that are inappropriate or overwhelming
Being exposed to online information that promotes hate, violence, and pornography
Being misled and bombarded with intense advertising
Being invited to register for prizes or join a club where they are providing personal or household information to an unknown source
Devices & Games
Introduction to information technology
Give practice in following directions
Provide practice in problem solving & logic
Provide practice in use of fine motor & spacial skills
Provide an opportunity for adult & child to play together
Practicing violent acts may contribute more to aggressive behavior
Often based on plots of aggression, competition, & stereotyping
Often games do not present opportunities for independent thought or creativity
Can confuse reality & fantasy
Academic achievement may be negatively related to overall time spent playing
Jolts & Tricks
Jolts grab attention
The Great Lie (Pornography)
It's not a big deal.
One look won't hurt.
I can stop anytime.
I'm in control.
I'm not addicted.
There are no long-term affects.
I'm not hurting anyone.
Pornography is more powerful than you think.
Better to avoid than resist.
It's your choice.
Creates unrealistic expectations.
Destroys faith in God.
It can ruin your life.
Talk to someone. It will help.
You can flee from pornography.
Hope is found in Christ.
You are a child of God.