Impact Of NTA Television Advertisement On The Mental Development Of Children
The general purpose of advertising is to create awareness and educate consumers on the existing product?s promotion in television and also new products. This pre-supposes that advertisement is effect because people see how the product is advertised on television. Most kids play into the world of television long before they enter school. NTA-Oyo State is an existing and prominent television station in the East and applied the use of advertisement to sell out product and services. The question this study tends to resolve is how advertising has and advertisement impacted the mental development of children
1.1 Background of the Study
Television is incorporated within the child‟s experience as it becomes part of the child‟s inner world.
In discussing about television and evolutional development of T.V, some one may wonder how television affects a child of ten to eighteen year. But it is apparent that the young child is dominated by this TV. Children learn to read pictures they understand. In the watching of television, all the children see in “reality” and events do not follow the social order of the story. It is by observation of social relationship and by minor reflections of self that the child is socialized. Dumped mostly prematurely into the twentieth century, it is hardly surprising that the child still relies on what he see as the deception of reality.
As we accept that television and advertising affects the children‟s linearity in thought starting with the onset prints, since the young child is exclusively concerned with here and now of the present which is sufficient by demanding of his intelligence.
Advertising through television presents awesome advantages, they always make sure that through television advertising, each person‟s idea, viewpoints and services are given equitable space to express veritable information about their products for the wellbeing of the society in general.
There are some advertisements of some products which are not good for the seeing of children. In this study we will be looking at one of the products:
Gold Circle “Condom” is manufactured in Nigeria for population services and packed in Nigeria by the society for family health. Thrown into the mix is the crackdown on condom advertisers by the Advertisement body charge with vetting and approving advertisement.
They are worried that advertising condoms could promote promiscuity. APCON had tightened the screw with new requirements that condom advertisement may not be aired on children‟s programme before 8pm on television or displayed on billboard.
HIV/AIDS activists argued that the measure is counterproductive to the success achieved in promoting the use of condoms insisting that a large number of young people are finding it difficult to abstain from sex. Advertisement of condom (Gold Circle) should not be aired on children‟s programmes as this would affect the mental development of children, the advertisement should be aired at about 10pm in the late light.
1.2 Statement of the Problem.
The general purpose of advertising is to create awareness and educate consumers on the existing product‟s promotion in television and also new products.This pre-supposes that advertisement is effect because people see how the product is advertised on television. Most kids play into the world of television long before they enter school.NTA-Enugu is an existing and prominent television station in the East and applied the use of advertisement to sell out product and services.The question this study tends to resolve is how has advertising and advertisement impacted the mental development of children?
1.3 Objectives of the Study
The objectives of the study were:
- To ascertain the influence of television advertisement on children.
- To find out if children are guided when watching television.
- To find out some anti-social behaviors children copy when exposed to television advertisements.
1.4 Research Questions
The study had the following research questions.
- To what extent are children influenced by television advertisements?
- To what extent are children guided when watching television?
- What anti social behaviours do children copy when exposed to advertisements?
1.5 Research Hypotheses
The following research questions were relevant to this study.
- H0: Television Advertisements does not influences the mental development of children negatively
H1: Television Advertisements influences the mental development of children negatively.
- H0: The television rights of children are not protected on TV watching.
H2: The television rights of children are protected on TV watching.
1.6 Significance of the Study
The study looked at the effect of television Advertisement on the mental development of children in many ways; countries present how children learn from television advertisement. In a nation like Nigeria, efforts have to be put in place for effective growth and development. Therefore, this study is necessary in other to have a better understanding of this media of communication as television on how it influences, impacts and affects out behaviors mostly on children and also to eradicate the ignorance that is common with administrators.
1.7 Scope of the Study.
The study of television advertisement on children is a topic that concern the moral development of children. The research is de-limited to a product which is not very suitable for the seeing of the children.
1.8 Definition of Terms
Operational definitions of the terms were used
Influence is defined as an element believed to determine someone‟s character or individual tendencies or the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as behaviours.
Advertising can be defined as a form of paid public announcement intended to promote the sale of a product or service to bring out some other effect desired by the advertising agency or is a form of communication through such diverse media as posters, billboards, newspapers, magazines, radio etc.
It is basically the construction of mind activity such as thought process, memory, problem solving and decision making as well as over all intelligence.
Television is a system of transmitting and reviewing of images over a great distance which means seeing at a distance, it contains both sound and visuals.
A child can be described as a young human being boy or girl, newborn who has not reached the age of discretion.
We talk about a child‟s upbringing for his home of today does not go together with counseling from parents that could lead the child to end up in a hard way. However, the child is a gift from God and parents are but caretakers.
The cultural background of the child also determines their intellectual growth.
Children can inherit quite a number of behaviours from parents, for example intelligence can be inherited so also gentleness, meekness etc.
1.8 Organization of the Study
This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows
- Chapter one is concern with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study.
- Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature.
- Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study.
- Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding.
- Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
It is important to ascertain that the objective of this study was to ascertain the impact of television advertisement on the mental development of children.
In the preceding chapter, the relevant data collected for this study were presented, critically analyzed and appropriate interpretation given. In this chapter, certain recommendations made which in the opinion of the researcher will be of benefits in addressing the challenges of television advertisement on children mental development.
With a considerable group of children and their parents, this research explored, to measure the extent to which children influence their parent’s decision making with regards to product choices and consumption patterns. Both parents and their children in this study agreed on the influence exerted by the children and the study found out that the children have pestered power, and their own disposable income. Furthermore, Consequences of over exposure to TV advertising make children more vulnerable and violent.
The focus of the study was to determine the effects of television advertising on the mental development of children. Television advertising on children could influence determinants such as unnecessary purchasing, low nutritional food, and materialism. In today’s media oriented society, almost every children is bombarded continuously with mass media messages including over hundreds advertisements every day, from television, radio, movies, video/computer games, Internet, music CDs, billboards, newspapers, magazines, clothing, packaging and other marketing materials. Many of these messages include low nutritional food, violent and materialism contents that are usually attractive to children as they are largely intended target audience in most commercials and advertisements. Such daily exposure to many forms of the mass media has a tremendous impact upon thinking, values, purchases, food intake, attitude, and actions of children.
Research evidence tends to suggest that television advertising results in obesity, created by taking food that is unhealthy, low in nutrition, and high in SSF. It is also suggested that over a long time, heavy watching of brutal advertisements and programmes enhance the likelihood of a disposition towards aggressive behavior amongst children. Cultivated as consumers at very early ages, children are trained to desire foods and beverages whose typical consumption may compromise their health
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