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Revista de Salud Pública

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Abstract

PIEDRAHITA S., Laura E.. State school children's opinions regarding violence in the media. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.3, pp. 414-424. ISSN 0124-0064.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0124-00642009000300010.

Objective To describe the opinion of schoolage children, from a public school, regarding the violence they perceive in the media. Material and Methods Descriptive-exploratory research with a sample, selected according to the child's age in a public school. Quantitative data were collected. Results There were found common issues related to the child's opinion about the violence present in the media such as frequent exposure to the media violence and lack of parental supervision. Conclusions Social context and constant exposure to the media violence affect the children's opinion about the violence phenomenon and their predisposition to it.

Keywords : Violence; communications media; school child.

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