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Multimedia and Children. Presented by: Jeremy Sandlin. What is Multimedia?. The integration of multiple forms of media such as: Movies, television and video games. What’s the Problem?. Children’s exposure to mature content in everyday multimedia activities has increased.

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multimedia and children

Multimedia and Children

Presented by:

Jeremy Sandlin

what is multimedia
What is Multimedia?
  • The integration of multiple forms of media such as:
  • Movies, television and video games.
what s the problem
What’s the Problem?
  • Children’s exposure to mature content in everyday multimedia activities has increased.
  • Having drastic effects on their lives.
children before multimedia
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.
the influence
The Influence
  • Who’s influence is more important?
  • Parent’s or Hollywood’s?
  • The media can teach children good lessons…and bad ones.

VS

mature media
Mature Media
  • What are kid’s witnessing?
  • Violence, profanity and nudity.
  • Violence is the most substantial.
multimedia violence
Multimedia Violence
  • Two million acts of violence witnessed on TV by the age of eighteen.
  • Children’s programing also showing an increase in violence.
  • Violent kid books and movie trend’s like “The Hunger Games”.
all cartoons are ok right
All Cartoons Are OK…Right?
  • Parent’s think: Children+Cartoons=OK
  • Children can learn violence from cartoons as easily from adult shows.
  • Adult cartoon’s like “Family Guy” and “South Park” are plastered with mature content.
video games
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.
the effects
The Effects
  • Children are becoming more fearful.
  • Greater chance of having aggressive behavior.
  • Increased symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.
who s to blame
Who’s to Blame?
  • Parents or Guardians
  • MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)
the solution
The Solution
  • Increase movie rating system to higher age levels.
  • Put blocks on TV programs and shows.
  • Get involved with children’s media choices.
the future
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 on……YOU