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Title Remote control : children, media consumption & the changing American family / [presented by] See Change Films ; a Yellowbrick Road Production. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 38 min.)
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Credits A film by Bob McKinnon ; associate producer, Marci Lacenere ; director of photography, James Arbona ; editorial consultant, Jeremy Kessler ; music, Will Platt-Higgins
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2009.
Summary The average American child spends over 40 hours per week consuming media, the equivalent of a full-time job. This means that by the time children born today turn 30, they will have spent an entire decade of their lives in front of some type of screen. Remote Control, based on the findings of the Kaiser Family Foundation's landmark study Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8 to 18-year-olds, examines the implications of this unprecedented level of exposure. Putting a human face on the report's statistical findings, filmmaker Bob McKinnon explores the media habits of two families, supplementing their powerful personal insights with testimony from media experts, educators, and policymakers. Remote Control offers a fascinating look at the centrality of media in our lives, revealing far-reaching effects that we are only beginning to understand, and suggesting ways we might begin to help our children live a life instead of watching one.
Audience Grade 9+
Higher education.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Child development.
Consumer protection.
Mass media and children -- United States.
Mass media and teenagers -- United States.
Media studies.
Television and families -- United States.
Consumption (Economics)
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author McKinnon, Bob.
Platt-Higgins, Will.
Kanopy (Firm)
Added Title Children, media consumption & the changing American family
In: Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080
Music No. 1041616 Kanopy
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