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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 224-232

Screen based Recreational Activities of School Going Children and their Views about Them
B. Swami* and J. R. Bangale
Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, India
*Corresponding author

A sample of 150 school going children (Male 75 and Female 75) age ranged between 11 yrs and 13 yrs were selected by following purposive random sampling method from 10 colonies of Parbhani city. The data pertaining to the study were collected by personally interviewing the sample school going children based on structured and open ended interview schedule. It is apparent from the results that on TV, a higher percentage of school going children (94%) used to watch comedy shows more as compared to the other programmes. Further a higher percentage of the girls (62%) were found to be watching family oriented serials more on TV than their counterparts boys. Whereas more number of boys were recorded to be involved in watching sports events and the programmes related to science and geography on TV as compared to the sample school going girls. Statistically a higher percentage of the girls found to be utilizing smartphones for taking photographs (77%), watching videos on YouTube(56%) and for listening to songs(42%) than the sample boys. While significantly a higher percentage of the sample boys were recorded to be utilizing smartphones often for playing games(88%) and for doing WhatsApp chatting (29%) than their counterparts girls. Further all the sample children opined that they experienced sense of joy and also were able to overcome boredom, improved their communication skills (93%), intellectual skills and enhanced their general knowledge (95% each) due to their involvement in various screen based recreational activities. While reporting about its drawbacks, irrespective of their gender, a majority of them reported that they did not get enough time for studies and completing school assignments (38%) followed by causing eye strain due to excessive screen time (35%), reducing interest in performing household chores (30%), parental aggression specially due to the excessive usage of smartphones and watching television for longer time (29%).

Keywords: Recreational activities, School going children

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Swami, P. B. and Bangale, J. R. 2021. Screen based Recreational Activities of School Going Children and their Views about ThemInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 224-232. doi:
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