The Television programs are not the only reason for brighter and more empathetic generations but it is a good start. It is said that the children are being enriched in school as well as at home in front of their TV. It is an important step to making strong, smart, caring and innovative future adults.We can see and remember that the children are watching Tom and Jerry, Loony Toons, Ben-10, Dore-Mon, Sinchan etc on TV.
Now a day the cartoon has drastically changed over the years. They are becoming more and more violent, aggressive and addictive. There is totally under the illusion of the cartoon.
Aims and objectives: To find out the Effectiveness of Parental Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding management of behavior resulting from cartoon programme viewing among parents of school going children.
Materials and Methods: A pre experimental one group pre-test post-test research design was used for the study. In this study convenient sampling technique was adopted to draw the samples. The investigator has selected 60 parents of school going children from selected urban residencies of Bijapur. In this study, the investigator used structured knowledge questionnaire to assess the knowledge of parents. Paired‘t’ test was used to find out the significant difference between pre-test and post-test.
Results: Regarding demographic variables 41.6% of respondents are in the age group of 30-34 years, Majority 40% of fathers completed the primary level education and 36.6% of mothers completed high school education, 40% fathers are govt employee and 38.6% mothers are housewives and govt employee respectively, family income is 33.4% has 5000 to 10000 Rs per month, 33.4% has nuclear family,majority 35% respondents having second order of the child in the family, 38.4%children’s are studying under state board English school, 36.6% children’s are viewing the programme along with the family,36.6% children’s are watching 2hr cartoon in the holiday.41.6% children’s are watching 2 to 3hr TV per day during the school days, 33.4% children’s are watching TV at the morning, 35% children’s are responded Chota Bheem cartoon programme has their favourite, 35% children’s are always spell the cartoon character after watching them.
In the present study, no significant association was observed between pre-test knowledge level of parents and the selected factors–age, education of the father and mother, occupational status of the parents, monthly family income and type of the family etc is not significant at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: The findings of the study support the effectiveness of parental teaching programme has increased the knowledge regarding management of behavior resulting from cartoon programme viewing among parents of school going children.