International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Effectivity of “Goodnight Children” Project in 7-12 Age Group of Children
Prof. Dr. Selda Fatma Bülbül, Assitant Prof. Fatma Elibol, Research Assistant Nesime Guzel Ertop

Nowadays most of the children spend more time in front of television than at school. On one hand mass media provide opportunity for children to recognize outer world by affecting their socialization, on the other hand they cause some negative effects on children. In this study it was aimed to identify awareness of students in years 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Kırıkkale primary school about “Goodnight Children” Project as well as the effect of Project on children and watching television habits of children. The research group of this mass research contains of 436 students of Kırıkkale primary school in years 2, 3, 4 and 5. The students of chosen schools were informed about the study and the acceptor students filled the questionnaires under researcher’s supervision. 70.6% of students stated that the most watching television time was weekends, 44.3% of them stated television was on for 3-5 hours. They also stated that the most watching programme was series with 39.1% and with 22.3% the following programme was the news. It was found that 86.5% of children were watching the news and 53.9% of them were thinking that especially series were not suitable for children. 77.5% of them noted that television programmes involved violence. 59% of them mostly encountered violence in series and 15.4% of them in the news. 78.2% of the students that were in the scope of study knew television characters visually whereas 21.8% of them did not. It was discovered 81.9% of students found television warning effective. 95.2% of students gave right answer to the question “What is the warning of television for children about going to bed?” whereas 4.8% gave wrong answer. As a result it was obtained that the students in the study mostly complaint about violence on television, mothers mostly watch series and fathers mostly watch the news. It was also found that television warning is effective on students and on their bedding time.

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