What I have learnt from draft 2 Abortion topic was to cliché Topic about media would be more interesting There are many other abortion topics and would be hard to be original about it Not many people are aware of the risks their children take by the use of media
Facts about children watching tv Source: media for children and daily mail
Advantages and disadvantages Advantages : Disadvantages: • Children may learn new • Children may become things antisocial • Entertainment for them • Mix fantasy with reality • Learn a language • Have a different image of • Have family time together the world • Keep the child company • Bad for their eye sight • Affect their attention in school Source: media for children
Statistics of children and media• 1970- on average a 4 year old child would • If a child less than 3 years old start to watch TV. watch 2hours of TV per day,• 2012- on average 4 month baby start to 20% of chance they will have watch TV. attention problems in future• Typical child before the age of 5 watches • The more cognitive around 4 ½ hours of TV per day. education a child get of the• The number of screen changes used in a age of 3 the risks of having cartoon is what makes the child engaged attention problems decreases and therefore in future will find that real life situations are boring because it is too slow.• Link between : Source: YouTube video
Risks of children and media ‘’Television can be a powerful entertainment and education tool for children given the right programming. However, studies have shown that television, and media in general, can also have a very negative influence. Some studies indicate it can:’’ • Shorten attention span • Distort body image • Work in conjunction • Escalate obesity • Create fear • Increase aggressiveness • Increase anti social behaviours Source from : squidoo website
What is internet addiction ?Internet addiction involves child’s strong need to be online and the need gets in the way ofactivities like spending time with friends and family, sleeping and doing schoolwork.This includes : Cybersex Addiction – compulsive use of Internet pornography, adult chat rooms, negative real-life intimate relationships. Cyber-Relationship Addiction – addiction to social networking, chat rooms, and messaging to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships with family and friends. Net Compulsions – such as compulsive online gaming, gambling, stock trading, or compulsive use of online auction sites such as eBay, often resulting in financial and job-related problems. Information Overload – compulsive web surfing or database searching, leading to lower work productivity and less social interaction with family and friends. Computer Addiction – obsessive playing of off-line computer games, such as Solitaire or Minesweeper, or obsessive computer programming. Source : Aap news
What may cause internet addiction ? You suffer from anxiety. You may use the Internet to distract yourself from your worries and fears. You are depressed. The Internet can be an escape from feelings of depression, but too much time online can make things worse. You have any other addictions. May suffer from other addictions, such as drugs, alcohol and gambling. Use it as social support. Internet addicts often use social networking sites, instant messaging, or online gaming as a safe way of establishing new relationships and more confidently relating to others. You are less mobile or socially active than you once were. For example, you may be parenting very young children, which can make it hard to leave the house or connect with old friends. You are stressed. While some people use the Internet to relieve stress, it can have the opposite effect. The longer you spend online, the higher your stress levels will be. Source : Aap news
Symptoms of internet addiction • pain and numbness in hands Losing track of time online. and wrists Having trouble completing tasks at work or home. • Dry eyes or strained vision Isolation from family and friends. • Back aches and neck aches; severe headaches Feeling guilty or defensive about your Internet use. • Sleep disturbances Feeling a sense of euphoria while involved in • Pronounced weight gain or Internet activities. weight loss
Tips for parents• Talk to your child• Make them aware of the dangers media can cause• Spend more time with them• Limit the amount of time children spend online.• Make sure they are still spending enough time with family and friends• Go out with your child, do not leave them at home the whole day.• Help them not feel bored, it is usually boredom that gets them to use the internet or watch TV.• Do not put a computer/ TV in your child’s room• Find out what your child likes to do online
Developing topicWhat would people learn about it? the influence media has on children Advantages and disadvantages of TV in children’s life Statistics about the dependence on TV children have today What makes TV attractive to children Does TV help children learn new things ?What style of documentary ? InformativeWhat would each episode be about?Episode 1. what is internet addiction ?advantages and disadvantages of it , how itstarted/ changedEpisode 2. what can causes internet addiction, symptoms and how to help it orstop it from happeningEpisode 3. overall conclusions, is it worth it ?
Target audience Male and female Aged : 25-45 – average age that have young children. Interest- society, children, influence media has on young people Social class: m/c – usually m/c people have more time and are more interested about the education media may give their children. Mass audience American/ British Channel 4 - real life issues Time shown : 12:00-03:00pmSecondary audience• Male and female• 16-20• Brother or sisters of children who may have this addiction
Inspiration Aim : • Make it clear toUse of interviews audience One born every minute • Informative • Clear aim Supersize vs super skinny • Be aware of the different points of Lifers viewThese particular interviews made thedocumentary very informative and clear ofwhat the aim was. Therefore I would like to usethis particular technique in my work. All from channel 4
Inspiration Aim : • Audience understand the topicUse of supportive images • Make each point clear • Backup each point given with Undatables pictures • Inform the audience Supersize vs superskinny • Get the audience engaged with the images One born every minute Supportive images were very important in the documentaries I watched because it showed the audience what the topic was really about and also the information was sent out in a clearer way.
Channel & timeChannel 4 Sociological Real life issues Conventional Contemporary topic in UKTime : 12:00pm Target audience time that parents are home, waiting for time to pick up children from school.
Conventions Use Interviews Informative to audience of who is the person speaking Parents Sociologist Psychologist Aim : Listen to different point of views
ConventionsUse Titles Informs audience : name and vocation Gives a little more information about the character being interviewed Audience take information into consideration Used to help audience not get confused
ConventionsUse Supporting images Use it as evidence Get our point across Show footage of celebrities speaking about the topic (Obama & Madonna) To get a clear aim of documentary
ConventionsUse Presenter/ voiceover Guide the audience Inform what is happening Make documentary more clear Have introduction to what is coming next Explain each point given
ConventionsUse Statistics Informative Number of children dependent on Tv Showing what children do during their free time What channel is the most popular
ConventionsUse natural lighting Making it more conventional Realistic Believable to the audience Audience take the topic more seriously
ConventionsUse establishing shot Informs audience where it is taking place Gives audience a hint of what it is expected Sends image of what it is like to be there Introduction to the topic
Establishing shots Establishing shots will be used several times in the documentary At the beginning there will an establishing shot of a nursery An establishing shot of BBC will also be included to symbolise the topic (media) There will also be establishing shots of the street where we will be interviewing the public
Public/ expert interviews Will be used in all episodes of the documentary Parents , teenagers , teachers, sociologists, psychologists, children important to show society’s point of view
Presenter/ voiceover Presenter will be used to guide the audience Voiceovers will also be used several times to give out information Information will be sent out in a clearer way and easier to understand Presenter must show knowledge and be enthusiastic about the topic
Statistics Will be used through the documentary Prove out points Shows we know what we are talking about Secondary data is always a good way of informing
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Storyboard Establishing shot of a Presenter walking by a schoolEstablishing shot nursery with voiceover and talking about the aim of theof the bbc introducing the topic documentaryInterview of the Statistics of children who Show images of childrenpublic, showing images of are dependent internet on internet and showchildren on the computer what they do
Presenter talks about the Statistics showing thatparents’ opinion about Interview with internet is the most popular parents technology that a child usesthe topic today.Show parents supporting Presenter interviewingtheir child using Interview of a children to hear theirtechnologies sociologist / point of view psychologist
ScriptOpening of documentaryMedia is a sociological agency that is becoming morepopular day by day. Not only it is crucial in and adultslife but also on a childs daily lifestyle. however whatreally is internet addiction? as a parent should we worryabout our child becoming internet addicts ? How can westop the internet from becoming a drug in a childs earlyages ?