1966 年 21 巻 p. 45-56,en249
Recently we can hear also in Japan the question that the relation between parents and children is going to be impeded by the invasion of television into the family. From this stereotyped opinion, already pointed out by Himmelcueit in England, I should like to go ahead.
I attach more importance to the relation between parents and children, especially in “Leisure-boom”. Parents are attracted to television as a passive mean to spend their leisure time. On the other side, children, facing to severe parents and strict training for the entrance-examination, are fallen into the escaping feeling, which leads them to watch TV.
Stimulated by the TV advertisement, children coax often humble things out of parents, but it is not so harmfull for parents. Parents also compla-in often that children's ability of reading has fallen by the influence of TV. But we can easily find many children who spend a considerable amount of time for watching TV and the same time for reading and study.
These points above mentioned I should like to explain by some data and to point out the fact that cultural apathy of parents is reflected to children and human relations in the family are distorted by it.