Problem

Children's misapprehension of reality in the media

Other Names:
Children's inability to separate fantasy from reality on television
Nature:
Children may have difficulty separating fantasy from reality while viewing television programmes. As the development of characters in television dramas may be too complex for children to fully understand, they are more likely to identify characters as being either wholly good or completely bad. Thus, the reality of human dichotomy is often misapprehended. Children are also more likely to have difficulty distinguishing actors from the characters they portray.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET