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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

Presentations from conference “Aggression and media”, 18.06.2009, NBU

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Chief assistant Desislava Boshnakova – Internet and the children
Ivo Yotov, Anita Kirkova – Aggression and media
Elena Mihaylova, Nevena Trifonovska – Aggression and media
Yana Angelova, Sofia Koserkova – Aggression and media –

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

New Bulgarian University

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

Bulgarian

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

Media, aggression, programs, modeling, copying

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

presentation compilation

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Parents, Policy Makers, Teachers, Researchers, Young People, School Directors.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

21 - 100 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

The document contains the presentations, which were delivered during the above mentioned conference, connected to violence and aggression among children and youths.
The first presentation, entitled “Internet and children”, contains several specific facts as an introduction, a description of the different online risks, sides of usage and risk. The second presentation – “Aggression and media” – includes information about the interrelation between the different media and the exposure and encouraging of aggression within children, reasons for aggression, prevention. The third presentation entitled “Aggression and media” is trying to give an answer to what aggression is, types of aggression, reasons for aggression, aims of aggression in media, the good guys and the bad guys, opportunities to protect ourselves and our children, opportunities for mass manipulation through media, forming a kind of thinking and perceptions within children. The fourth presentation “Aggression and media – nature and consequences” is trying to give an answer to what aggression is, what is its nature, what kinds of aggression exist, what is the connection between “violence, aggression-media”, chief sources of media violence, contra-arguments and conclusions. The fifth and final presentation – “Aggression and media – football” considers aggression in the game of football, the propensity to fouls, the reactions of the fans and the many lost lives due to cruelty on the stadiums and fields.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

The presented material is interesting thanks to the many authors, the variety of topics and the large amount of visual materials, supporting the facts, the statistics, the data and the definitions. This compilation of presentations gives an interesting point of view regarding a particular generator of aggressive behavior – namely the media, which tend to play a greater role and have a greater influence on easily impressionable young minds. Interesting reading both for the grown ups – mainly teachers and parents – and the youths – adolescents.
The file is available in pdf, however it is larger in size than what is allowed for upload. Upon request it can be sent via email.

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

Zinev Art Technologies

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