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Impact of Family Media Environment on Children’s Leisure Time Activities

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 18-141

Keywords : Media Environment; Children; Leisure time activities; family;

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The mass media have tremendous influence on the lives of children. Considered as the third parent, its impact on the development and behavior of children has been studied by scholars worldwide. The new media technologies especially satellite television, internet, social network sites, play stations and gaming consoles keep children occupied in their leisure time. Childhood is a period of tremendous growth and development. Leisure time activities such as playing with friends and pursuing creative hobbies are beneficial for the development of the child. However due to the invasion of the new media technologies children are spending lesser time in these productive activities. This study examines the impact of the new media technologies on the leisure time activities of children.

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