Television is the most influential means of mass communication and has the most stable audience, Karine Titanyan, head of the Public Opinion Research Center of the Council of Public Television and Radio Company, told reporters today. However, according to her, television does not offer a variety of programs today.
Not all families in our country can afford to take their children to art centers. Therefore, the gap must be filled by television, radio and print press. Parents should be educated enough to be able to advise their children what programs to watch, Titanyan said.
The number of children’s programs has decreased as compared to Soviet times, Karine Titanyan said, adding that “only the Public Radio broadcasts programs for all age groups.”
Psychologist Anahit Arzumanyan considers that there are no programs for teenagers today, that is the reason why they spend a lot of time in the Internet.
The results of the poll conducted among children aged 10-16 show that they are interested in TV series rather than cartoons, Karine Titanyan said.