JSS  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2015
Cartoons’ Effect in Changing Children Mental Response and Behavior
ABSTRACT
Factors that sculpture children’s way of thinking are found mostly in the environment where they grow up. These include daily events, memorable experiences and peak feelings. Cartoons are one of the daily habits for our children; studies have proven that an average child with a facility of a TV and a satellite connection at his home watches approximately 18,000 hours of television from kindergarten to high school graduation. How does this experience affect our children minds? Does it have positive or negative effects? What types of contents are delivered to our kids in a cartoonish show? Are all shows trustable, or shall parents pay monitoring attention to the TV shows? How does our children brain absorb and analysis information in the first place? These questions and others will be answered through this survey-experimental research [1] [2].

Cite this paper
Habib, K. and Soliman, T. (2015) Cartoons’ Effect in Changing Children Mental Response and Behavior. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 248-264. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.39033.
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