Effects of Television Viewing on Children

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Effects of Television Viewing on Children

By: Samaher Abdullah Alhothali
ID: 08120223
Course: Research Project ENGL-300
Supervised by: Ms. Yasmin khan

YANBU UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, YANBU AL SINAIAH
January 2011

Table of content
Table of content ……………………………………………... P2 Table of figures ………………………….....………….…...... P3 Outline ………………………………………………….. P4 Preface ...………………………………………………….. P5 Methodology...………………........…………………………… P6 Thesis Statement ...…… ………………....…………………..... P7 Introduction ……………………………………………...... P8 Body ............................................................................................. P9:17 I .Television............................................................................. P9 II. Effects.............................................................................P10:16 III. Researcher's opinion and Solutions ..............................P16:17 Conclusion………….…………………………………………… p17 References …………….………………………………………. P18 Appendix (Questioner) ……………………….…………….. p19:20

Table of figures
Figure I:Q1 ……………………………………………………......P10 Figure II:Q2……………………………………………………..... P10 Figure III:Q3 ……………………………………………………....P11 Figure IV:Q4 ………………………………………………..……..P11 Figure V:Q5 ………………………………………………..……....P12 Figure VI:Q6 ………………………………………………….…...P12 Figure VII:Q7 ……………………………………………….……..P13 Figure VIII:Q8 …………………………………………….……....P13 Figure IX:Q9 ………………………………………………..……..P14 Figure X:Q10 ………………………………………..……….……P14

Outline:
I. Television
A. How it can affect one's behaviour
B. Response of children
II. Effects
A. Data Analysis / Discussion
B. Negative effects
1. Behaviour of children
2. Brain development
C. Positive effects
III. Researcher's opinion and Solutions
A. Researcher's opinion (Myself)
B. Solutions

Preface
Concern about children and popular media has a long history. We cannot ignore the fact that TV does a negative and positive effect . In this paper I will focus on inter-relationships between the viewing on TV programs and the behaviour in children according to questionnaire distributed to 93 Saudi-educated parents. Also, I wish to thank my teacher who taught us how to search, collect and organize the information for the purpose of providing a nice research paper. This paper aims to show the:

* Effects of television on children aged 2 to 14.
* Possible solutions to control television viewing.
In knowing these, this paper hopes to be of help to parents/guardians in guiding their children.

Methodology
My initial step of this paper was to carry out literacy research in my chosen topic. Secondly, as a means of carrying out my own research I compiled a questionnaire. Thirdly, I started collect source cards in week 4 , and I finished in week 8. Finally, I collated the results of the questionnaire and produced graphs to display the evidence.  My main approach to this paper is qualitative.

Thesis Statement:
Although the television serves as a form of entertainment, when you abuse its use, and make it a habit to watch, it gives negative effects on the behaviour of children ,and in their brain’s development.

Keywords: Saudi, Parents, Children, Television.
I. Introduction
One day, there was a student who was busy thinking about her research topic ,suddenly she remembered her younger brother who is fond of watching television and observed that he was imitating what he sees on television. He follows the different behaviours he sees and even the negative ones. She noticed the various behaviours since her brother was just about 3 years old. In that year, the hit show catering to toddlers, Teletubbies, was at its peak. Her brother began speaking the language the Teletubbies speak. Their mother also was worried that her son would talk so much like those television...
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