Influences of Cartoons on Children

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Chapter 2

Review of Related Literature
Related Literature
In this chapter the researcher gathered information that would answer the problems stated in this research. The researcher gathered mostly of the information through blogs or documents that could be found in the internet. In a news article written by Alia Bibi & Roshan Zehra (2012), “Effects of Cartoons on children’s psychology and behavioural patterns”, said that with the limitlessness of media and extension of channels, it has become easier for children to watch their favourite cartoons on a single click and at the same time it has become more convenient for parents to provide children with this all-time favourite activity of theirs. Time which was previously spent by children in outdoor activities is now replaced, as now they can be found glued to the TV sets for long hours, peering at all sorts of cartoons, mostly without the supervision of elders who are completely unaware that this might have certain effects on their psychological development later on displayed in their behaviour patterns. (www.thenews.com.pk)( 2012) Alia Bibi & Roshan Zehra (2012) also implied in their news article that according to a research carried out by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), “Children who view shows in which violence is very realistic, frequently repeated or unpunished, are more likely to imitate what they see.” (www.thenews.com.pk)(2012) The time we live now is a time where people can gain access to whatever they want in just one click just like a kid who wants to watch cartoons in the internet and for the parents of the child, as said in the news article parents has become more convenient to let their child watch the cartoons that the child like. The child’s physical activity is also affected because some of them spend longer time in watching cartoons instead of doing outdoor activity according to the news article written by Alia,B....
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