Mechanism That Handles Child's Control Cartoons

Mechanism That Handles Child's Control Cartoons

Mehmet Kanak (Cumhuriyet University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5733-3.ch024

Abstract

Today, advances in technology are causing changes in the child's habits in daily life. Technological tools such as televisions, tablets, mobile phones, and computers have become easily accessible for children. Studies show that children spare most of their time to cartoons on the mass media. Spending so much time in front of the screen reveals a changing childhood image. The consumer child is an exhausted child, too. This chapter takes a look at the effects of cartoons on the development of children.
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Introduction

Communication is one of the indispensable needs of a person as a social being. Communication can take place either in social environments such as family, circle of friends, or in one way through mass media.

Nowadays, mass media has become an integral part of our lives. Communication tools have a great deal of use, from facilitating our communications away from us to obtaining information, and even entertainment. Particularly, people widely use mass media in their free time. Television, radio, press, computers, internet, mobile phones, landline phones, etc., is among the mass media (Matyjas, 2015). Watching TV is one of the main activities of people in many countries (Frey, Benesch & Stutzer, 2007). According to surveys, it has been determined that Turkey is in the first place in the world with 330 minutes in a day in the time of watching TV (milliyet.com.tr). Having all these in mind, it will not be wrong to say that television has an important influence on people, especially in our country. Due to the high use of media and satisfying people’s need, the effect on adults and children has been increasing day by day. This situation affects and changes the lives of children as well. In particular, behaviours of early childhood children and personality traits are greatly affected. Children who acquire their first experience and habits in the family environment, gains intellectual assets by being socialized when they start the school. Beside these gains, numerical skills, memories and attention continue to evolve. The pedagogs allow for development of children's imagination, creativity and talents through drawings, stories, games, etc, and for expressing themselves as many as possible fields. With the right integration of the starting education in the family and ongoing education in the school, children's development areas are supported and positive identity developments are ensured. The primary goal of educating our children is to gain critical thinking skills.

Let's take a look at the effects of cartoon on the development of children. Exposure of children to TV and cartoon without any control affects the development of children negatively (Bradea & Blandul, 2015).

Key Terms in this Chapter

Relationship: The way people communicate with each other.

Message: The content requested to be forwarded, secret meaning.

Consumption: Use and expenditure of previously exhibited products and outputs.

Child: The child's expression for this study, refers to the individuals in the preschool and primary school period.

Neglect: Adults to ignore their responsibilities towards children.

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