See No Evil

See No Evil : A Guide to Protecting Our Children from Media Violence

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What's best for the children "An intelligent guide to parents in their greater concern for children viewing violence...On target...Provocative and eminently readable."-Richard D. Heffner, producer/moderator The Open Mind and professor, communications and public policy, Rutgers University Written by Madeline Levine, a psychologist and mother, See No Evil is a completely revised and updated version of the classic book Viewing Violence. Levine examines media from the child's point of view and specifically how it affects the thinking, actions, and feelings of children at various stages of development. For example, preschoolers are more likely to be frightened by fantasy programs like the Incredible Hulk than by a more realistic movie such as Jaws,. On the other hand, the movie Schindler's List may be instructive and appropriate for a fourteen-year-old, but traumatic and overwhelming for a youngster of seven. Step-by-step Levine offers practical guidance in selecting healthy and safe television programs and movies for children at different stages in their development.
This hands-on guide is filled with useful checklists that can help adults make more informed decisions about media viewing and offers age-appropriate recommendations for movies and television shows that are interesting, thoughtful, and optimistic. The book also includes the popular Hall of Shame, which is a listing of some of the most insidious and harmful shows for children. The Hall of Fame offers parents a wealth of suggestions for programs and movies that are fun as well as instructive. See No Evil is an important contribution for all those concerned with the welfare of American children and especially for parents who need help in knowing what's best for their kids.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 5 x 5 x 12.7mm | 369g
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised and Updated ed.
  • 0787943479
  • 9780787943479

Table of contents

WARNING: VIEWING VIOLENCE IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH; 1. What We Know; 2. Television in the USA; 3. Research and Theory; THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD: HOW CHILDREN "SEE" THE MEDIA; 4. The Cartoon Dilemma: Ages Three, Four, and Five; 5. Middle Childhood: Ages Six, Seven, and Eight; 6. Older Childhood: Ages Nine, Ten, and Eleven; 7. Early Adolescence: Ages Twelve, Thirteen, and Fourteen; 8. Adolescence: Ages Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, and Eighteen; WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?; 9. What Parents Can Do; 10. Suggestions for Schools, Media, and Government.
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About Madeline Levine

MADELINE LEVINE is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in parenting issues and a mother of three sons. A former instructor in child development at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, she is a popular speaker on the topic of media violence and child and adolescent development.
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