CMN111ClassNotes#14Nov25 - CMN 111 Class Notes#14 Gender...

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CMN 111 – Class Notes #14 – Gender and Media I: Use and Content – November 25 Children’s (0-6 years) Media Use Children’s home are filled with media Why do parents put a TV in their child’s bedroom o Parent can watch their own shows o Keeps child occupied o Helps child fall asleep o Reward for good behavior o Stops fights between siblings o Extra TV they didn’t want to throw out o Get child to go to bed in their own room Children often use media actively and independently o Kids can turn on the TV by themselves, change channels, and put in a video or DVD by self Children’s (0-6 years) Typical Day Read or are read to, use screen media, listen to music, watch TV More time using screen media compared to watching TV, listening to music, reading or being read to Heavy TV users read less and play outside less Gender Differences in Media Use From ages 0-4 years minimal significant gender differences

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