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Title: Multimedia and Children


1
Multimedia and Children
  • Presented by
  • Jeremy Sandlin

2
What is Multimedia?
  • The integration of multiple forms of media such
    as
  • Movies, television and video games.

3
Whats the Problem?
  • Childrens exposure to mature content in everyday
    multimedia activities has increased.
  • Having drastic effects on their lives.

4
Children Before Multimedia
  • Their lives consisted mostly of time with family
    and friends.
  • Less exposed to mature aspects of everyday life.
  • Now children spend most of the time with
    multimedia activities.

5
The Influence
  • Whos influence is more important?
  • Parents or Hollywoods?
  • The media can teach children good lessonsand bad
    ones.

VS
6
Mature Media
  • What are kids witnessing?
  • Violence, profanity and nudity.
  • Violence is the most substantial.

7
Multimedia Violence
  • Two million acts of violence witnessed on TV by
    the age of eighteen.
  • Childrens programing also showing an increase in
    violence.
  • Violent kid books and movie trends like The
    Hunger Games.

8
All Cartoons Are OKRight?
  • Parents think ChildrenCartoonsOK
  • Children can learn violence from cartoons as
    easily from adult shows.
  • Adult cartoons like Family Guy and South
    Park are plastered with mature content.

9
Video Games
  • Children play more than six hours of video games
    a week.
  • Have more of a violent impact on kids than TV
    does.
  • Children learn more from video games because it
    is interactive.

10
The Effects
  • Children are becoming more fearful.
  • Greater chance of having aggressive behavior.
  • Increased symptoms of anxiety, depression and
    post-traumatic stress.

11
Whos to Blame?
  • Parents or Guardians
  • MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)

12
The Solution
  • Increase movie rating system to higher age
    levels.
  • Put blocks on TV programs and shows.
  • Get involved with childrens media choices.

13
The Future
  • Children will grow up with their family's morals
    and values.
  • Decreased chances of negative medical symptoms.
  • More of a positive lifestyle.
  • It all depends onYOU
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