A Mother Who Wants to Buffer the Effect of Television
A mother who wants to buffer the effect of television on her children should
A)let children show maturity by selecting their own TV programs.
B)limit total viewing time for her children and schedule what is viewed.
C)do not draw attention to violent acts on television by commenting on them.
D)show by severe punishment that violent TV heroes are not appropriate.
If a father wanted to limit the effect of TV on his children, he should
A)discuss social conflicts and the violence used on TV with his children and help them come up with more mature solutions.
B)closely monitor what his children watch.
C)actively seek programs that model positive behavior.
D)do all of these
Regarding parents as media guides, which of the following statements is/are TRUE?
A)Children typically model parents' behavior, including their media viewing habits.
B)Children are guided by their parents' reactions to the media, such as a parent's disapproval of an aggressive model.
C)Children who identify with media characters are more likely to be influenced by media aggression.
D)All of these statements are true.
The text suggests parents can minimize the negative impact of TV on children by all of the following EXCEPT
A)turning off programs that you feel are too violent and offering an alternative game.
B)watching TV with your child and pointing out distortions and fantasy.
C)allowing the child to learn responsibility by selecting shows he or she likes.
D)discussing social conflict and violent solutions shown on TV.