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Argüelles Rodríguez, Ana María
- Resume-
A critical analysis of discourse found in a cartoon for
children in Mexico
-- Licenciatura en Idiomas. - Departamento de
Lenguas. - Escuela de Artes y
Humanidades, - Universidad de las Américas
Puebla.


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ABSTRACT In Mexico, 40% of the population in primary and secondary schools suffer from bullying; verbal assaults represent the form of aggression with a higher percentage among school children (CNDH, 2010).
This form of harassment may not leave evident scars as physical assaults; nonetheless, the consequences of verbal violence can also be detrimental. Television and the violent content presented on it have been considered a harmful source of knowledge for children that may allow them to imitate, learn, and reinforce unacceptable behaviours.
In this investigation, an analysis of the discourse presented in the cartoon The Fairly OddParents was carried out aiming to find out if children are being exposed to verbal aggressions.
Furthermore, a group discussion was carried out in order to know what perceptions children have towards violent acts in the cartoon. The results obtained from the discourse analysis showed that children who watch this television show are being exposed to several forms of direct and indirect verbal violence. Additionally, what children commented on the group discussion showed that most of the times they see violence as an unaccepted conduct, although there are some cases where they think it is acceptable.
Also, it was observed that younger children do not always understand what is shown and that they form their own conclusions.
The results obtained from the analysis of discourse as well as from the group discussion suggest that media education could be used as a tool to eradicate and prevent the violent practices among school children. ...





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