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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Modelling what is seen in cartoons

This caught my eye...can be an interesting opening BANG for the intro of qns on impact of the media...

Think effect of the media on children and the need for supervision....and we are not just talking about inappropriate material like sex and violence and exposure to terorrist ideology...
I recall an article once where a little kid killed his friend while palying with him....when asked why he did such a horrible thing, he replied that he saw it on TV, and in that TV show, the dead guy 'resurrected' after being killed, so the child thought his dead friend will resurrect also.....it's a case of 'monkey see, monkey do'....That's how children learn anyway -- by imitating what they see....The boundary between reality and the fictional world of the media has been blurred for them, to the point that they cannot differentiate between them....The same is true of people who spend a lot of time gaming on social media, causing to carry over their habits and attitudes on screen into the real world -- to disastrous consequences at times....Back to this article below, we see the tragic cosequence of a little kid who imitiate what she saw on TV in the real world.....

Incidentally, overheard on BBC just now that there are calls for the depiction of girls in cartoons to be less stereotyped (girls always depicted as the damsel in distress) so that kids growing up watching them will not be caged and limited by the gender roles imposed on them by society....