Kids and TV: watching wisely

Despite many changes in the media panorama, television continues to assume a significant presence in children’s daily lives. TV is a means of communication that plays an important role in children’s socialization processes. It represents a privileged source of learning and contact with the world.

The amount of time young people devote to TV and other forms of communication frequently gives rise to concern among parents, teachers, and educators, who don’t always hold the necessary tools to analyze and understand this reality and act upon it. It is often feared that TV may have an ominous influence on children due to the inappropriate nature and poor quality of many of its programmes.

This booklet aims to briefly approach some essential issues concerning the relationship children have with television and point out some hints for action.