Television For Children ( Chapter 3 Personal, Social, And Moral Development

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Project 3: Television for Children (Chapter 3-Personal, Social, & Moral Development) Since I was little up to now, television has changed from what I grew up with. For this project I watched three television shows, one in the morning, one late afternoon, and one evening show before eight pm. In the morning I watched Dora and Friends: Into the City. At first I was surprised that Dora grew up and different from what I used to watch Dora. Similar to the Dora the Explorer, Dora and Friends: Into the City is a show about Dora and her friends Anna and Pablo. This show demonstrated more prosocial acts than violets acts. Dora and Friends: Into the City showed prosocial acts such as making a story for a group of little kids, and helping Kate find her book. The only violet acts was stealing and yelling. In the afternoon I watched iCarly, one my old favorite TV shows. This show is about three teenagers, Carly, Sam, and Freddy, whom make a live internet show, similar to modern day YouTube. Interesting, I found that late afternoon shows appear to show more violent acts than prosocial acts. Sam would push people down, kick, and beat them up. Even though Sam is a character that demonstrates silly behavior, this could send a message to kids to beat up others when one is irritated, or upset. The only prosocial acts I saw was hugging and cheering others up. To compare the morning show to the afternoon show, I think the morning shows show more prosocial acts than violent acts to remind
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