American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Effect of Watching Violence and Armed Conflicts (War Media Coverage) on Television on the Emotional State of Children: Study on Some Refugee Families
Dr. Nermeen Singer

The research aims at studying the impact of watching armed conflicts on television on the emotional state of children. The sample consisted of refugees’ families in Egypt for three nationalities (Yemen- Iraq -Syria). Using trauma detection tools and emotional state of the children to measure the most influential scenes through television programs, also, the extent of family support and dialogue with children after watching the events of violence. In addition to the child's vision and awareness of the violence scenes, the results showed that the children of these Arab nationalities were more vulnerable. Although the children of Syria and Iraq seemed more affected by the war than Yemen's children, they were more aware of those who participated in this war from terrorist organizations. In addition, they had different views on their causes, looking at the consequences of the war more seriously, expressing a greater desire to end this war.

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