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“A worthwhile effort.” –The Hindustan Times “Children and Television provides a detailed description of the patterns of representation of different groups on children's television programs (including commercial broadcast, public broadcast, and cable) and their potential consequences for the development of people's worldviews. … Children and Television is a readable and interesting introduction to research on children and television by scholars in a variety of social science disciplines as well as media professions.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media “There is much in this collection of 22 essays which will be of interest to anyone concerned with understanding children's interaction with television.” –Media Development “The issues addressed in Children and Television, are of critical importance to us at PBS. Congratulations on completing this thoughtful work. We ...

The Developing Child in a Multimedia Society
The developing child in a multimedia society

To suggest that children growing up in the 1990s live in a very different world than the one their parents or grandparents experienced as children is not only to state the obvious but to understate the obvious. Although many of the parents of young children in this last decade of the 20th century grew up with television, some of these parents—and almost all of the grandparents—lived in a world without television as a source of information and entertainment.

There are, of course, other changes in the information environment in which children live today. The current media ecology of childhood includes computers and video games, VCRs and laser discs, and ever-changing audio systems with ...

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