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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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ROLDAN, Ismael et al. Violence on National Television and the Children’s Perception. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.3, pp.446-456. ISSN 0034-7450.

Introduction: This paper examines the perception of violence in Colombian television, by school between seven and twelve years of age, socioeconomic stratum two, three and four. Method: The authors made 190 interviews and two focus groups. The analysis sought to understand the most important factors affecting the perception of violence on TV. Results: Children spend an average of four hours per day watching television, while leisure activities and dialogue with parents is low, also identified in the TV violence. 61% of children are exposed to the content of programs broadcast by television without the guidance of another person or company during the day after the school. The 62% say don´t imitate behaviors or attitudes of the characters presented in television programs, 75% of children reported frequent fights between family members. Conclusion: it is pertinent to note here for the discussion, among the children studied concur a risk factors for the use of patterns of violence: The high number of hours that go alone to the television, along with the high incidence of violence family environment. The parents appear in the study as a major source of aggression towards children, while expression of affection and play activities with them are. This context of TV consumption offers greater risk then to incorporate aggressive scripts.

Keywords : Violence; television; perception; children.

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