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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 357) Last page : ( 359)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00033.5

A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Television Viewing Habits and their Effects among High School Children at Selected High schools of Bagalkot, with a View to Prepare an Information Guide Sheet on Effects of Television Viewing

Patel Dharamkumar G.*

Assistant Professor, Sahajanand College of Nursing, Gujarat-382421

*Corresponding Author's Email: jeenath4u@gmail.com

Online published on 2 December, 2015.

Abstract

Watching TV is a common way to unwind after you reach home from work. But while fun, in excess, it can also be harmful. Research shows that teenagers with TV in their bedrooms tend to watch more of it and have bad eating habits, besides having bad scores. Let's find out how TV can be a source of trouble. Television is an inescapable part of modern culture. We depend on TV for entertainment, news, education, culture, weather, sports and even music, since the advent of music videos. On one hand the educational and entertainment value can greatly benefit children. On the other, there are concerns and questions about the impact of media on children, especially violence and advertising. Television entertains us all, and for children it also provides a window on the world. That world influences their development. They take in messages about other lifestyles and behavior. They can be overloaded with the violence and harsh realities of life and given messages that are harmful to their development. Television can also be positive and show responsible ways of acting in the world. Children need the chance to see a wide range of attitudes and behaviors at a pace they can manage. They also need to experience the world outside of television. Children need to talk, play and daydream and to read, as well as watch television. As a parent you need to keep television in balance with other activities.

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Keywords

High school students, Knowledge regarding television viewing habits and their effects, Information guide sheet.

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