The effects of violence television programs on Indonesian Children

The effects of violence television programs on Indonesian Children

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THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE PROGRAMS ON INDONESIAN TELEVISION A literature study about the attempts to find solution for The effects of violence television programs on Indonesian Children PAPER GIVEN IN THE 10 TH INDONESIA - MALAYAN CULTURE SYMPOSIUM (SKIM) BANGI, SELANGOR MALAYSIA ON MAY 29 TO 31, 2007 “KESELAMATAN INSAN NASIONAL DAN SERANTAU: ASPIRASI DAN REALITI” By: Drs. Dede Mulkan, M.Si. UNIVERSITY KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM) UNIVERSITAS PADJADJARAN (UNPAD)
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Paper SKIM X Malaysia Dede Mulkan-Fikom Unpad 2 The Effects of Violence Programs on Indonesian Television ===================================================== 1. Background Along human’s life, there is no more beautiful and impressing thing than a childhood. Adults always keep it in their mind and they tell it happily with a pride. Recently, however, psychologists and socialists believe that childhood is facing a collapse and will just remain a story. In the future, children will not find their sweet childhood, which should be the most important thing to define their personality. By presenting programs which shows immorality and violence, Western mass media is now breaking the wall between childhood and adulthood. This phenomenon not only occurs in western countries but also in developing countries because of a strong infiltration of western media all over the world. In other words, today’s children are allowed to watch any television programs even the adult’s. This, of course, will cause a bad impact for the children. Doctor Tabatabaei, an Iranian expert, said that the childhood is one of human’s phases, which has its own capacity. Therefore, children physically and mentally cannot cope with adult’s conflicts and problems. Neil Postman, an American writer, wrote that there is no more border between childhood and adulthood so that there is no more children’s world. Today we can find the fact that children are struggling against mass media (especially television) which present several programs outside their world. In general, the programs presented are not suitable with children’s world both its contents and its time. On the
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Paper SKIM X Malaysia Dede Mulkan-Fikom Unpad 3 other hand, the adult’s programs are aired at children’s time and the children’s programs sometimes do not match their world. A lot of television programs presented everyday and every time have influenced children’s self-unconscious mind, which cause them unrealized that they are being contaminated by mass media. How far they can escape from mass media and avoid the worse things. Otherwise, how far the managers of mass media (television) realize what they have done. Finally, how far the parents realize that they are producing a bad future for their children. 2. The effects of Television Programs on Children
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