A study of the impact of modern television reality shows on children's behavior
WA Shantha, CLK Nawarathna, N Bandara
The child is a decisive factor in human civilization. The future of a society depends on the children of that society. The child is a human being who does not have the ability to think logically about the things that are going on in the world and they are motivated to learn everything by observing the behavior of their parents, adults as well as other people in the society. New technology and media are among the key factors changing societies in the process of globalization, because today, it is difficult for people to live without the media. Television is still considered to be the highest and most powerful means of communication in the world, although from time to time various media outlets around the world have come to the fore. The reason is that television is the medium that everyone as a family can watch together. From time to time, women and children dominate the various groups that are exposed to television. Among them, the modern trend is towards child receivers. Television is one of the leading socializing factors of modern children. Thus, a huge number of programs focusing on child receivers, are telecast on every television channel. At the same time, much of the modern focus is on children's reality shows. It is important to identify the impact of programs in this category on the child. It has become a question of whether such television reality shows in any way affect certain aberrant features of child behavior that have become one of the most prominent issues in today’s society. This research utilized the questionnaire method in data collection. Children are very much eager to watch reality shows, since it gives the chance to present their talents, building personality, while providing the social attraction, within a competitive scale. Children may adopt the behaviours such as language, and changes the mindset of children.
WA Shantha, CLK Nawarathna, N Bandara. A study of the impact of modern television reality shows on children's behavior. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 42-45