Part As stated in Significance of Friendship

Part AAnswer the following question in no more than 750 words.What can the image below tell us about children’s experiences of play and media today? As stated in Significance of Friendship page 112-113 “Children engage in them with other children, and in many instances, these children would describe one another as their ‘friends’. Our youngest members of society see their companions at play as their usual buddies as they are in their pre-gang stage. It is the time which the more children they can encounter with play stand as the indication to keep them stay with their playmates. Those with young age consider other children having the same interest with them as their regular companion until they established a good relationship of friendship even though they do not fully understand what ‘friends” means to them. As mentioned in 3.1 Children’s experience of friendship means a psychological understanding not only for adults but for the children’s best benefit.  According to Robert Selman “, He put forward the hypothesis that the development of children’s conceptions of friendship would relate closely to the more general development of social understanding, in other words, the ways in which children construe, interpret and represent other people’s points of view.”His hypothesis in the concept of friendship among children varies from ages of every child. Primarily the level of understanding of friendship among children is the how beneficial their friends to give them happiness on their end. The means does not justify the importance yet for these young members of our society. Based on Robert Selman’s different levels of skill in taking a social perspective among children he viewed the following: 1) Momentary physical playmate; it is the stage among children 3-5 years of age in which it means the ‘I play with you, you play with me” scenario in every child. Whoever comes in their way as long as they enjoy the moment of characterization of the play, they would enjoy it. 2) One-way assistance; among children of 6-8 years old ages socializes in a win-win situation in which they consider having friends is a beneficial factor only. That their friend will do good things to them only as they are in their “psychological gang stage”. It means they are starting to find out who among their friends would be good to them and not; and only those who are good that they will keep. 3) Fairweather cooperation; is a part of their stages in which they learn to face the little by little the realities of friendship. They argue they fight, they get jealous of attention and others. Thru these different emotions that they eventually learn that children start to build emotions to establish the real importance of friendship as part of their lives. At this age, they can eve declared or determined the term “best friend” as their best buddy as years go by in their lives. 4) Mutual concern; at this stage as considered as a final stage of their childhood they see friendship as part of their individuality and personality. They see other mutual friends as a bond of the totality of their personality. According to Selman, he sees children’s friendship developing in a linear and systematic fashion. It implies that as the child goes with his or her age his perceptions of the importance of every individual who is part of their environment matters a lot to each child. Thus, environment explains how conventional and innovative life to everyone especially to the young ones nowadays. Visual images play an important role in influencing manner of the relationship between children and even adults too. What children see serves as their model regardless of the impact it will implicate to the. As they go through their developmental stages the developmental tasks happen also in which they familiarize themselves on how to manage lifelong process not only in terms of friendship but as an individual is managing their socialization aspect in life. On page 118, it was mentioned about the sociological understanding among friends to children. Playing stands as important role as a tool for children in socialization. They use play as interactions in finding friends. The more interactive the games or plays for the children, the more they get the chance of interaction and finding compatible children of interest that they consider as their friends. At some points there are instances like children does not require the age to be part of qualification in determining friendships. There are countries where accountability of friendship has to get along with the compatibility of beliefs, autonomy and self-knowledge. However, children may be differently compared friendship. These are relationships that have to determine if the childhood playmates would last into a real friendship because there are cases which are not. Patterns of friendship appear also due to the fact that children see it as available at the moment or due to the compatibility. Like as mentioned in Chapter 3 Children and friendship. There is a friendship that develops due to the neighborhood, friendship along the street, friendship due to games and play, and also a kind of friendship which is a gender-based friendship. Children who have preference friendship with the same sex like boys befriend with boys and girls befriend with girls. It simply implies that at early young ages they have preferences for friendships because the young ones are into the discovery of their ‘SELF”.However nowadays virtual friends have been famous also as the rise of the innovation in the media and internet world. The term society expands into the world of the social media thru different social networking sites even among the young ones up to their teenage years. Their addiction to sympathy and voices can be seen and read thru social media accounts. The main risk is that crimes happen a lot due to lack of background knowledge thru about others thru social media. Virtual friends boom even there is a question of credibility among social media people.Having friends or establishing friendship relationship children simply implicates the needs of socialization. It I somehow related to the symbiotic relationship of human in which starts as they learn to explore their environment and to discover themselves. Being mentioned that the relationship among human is comparatively universal with each other. The age, gender, interests, culture are some of the primary factors in establishing a relationship and how an individual at very young age interacts with his environment in the process of learned or acquired social skills. ReferencesWoodyer, T. (2013) “Play” in Bragg, S. and Kehily, M.J. (eds) (2013) Children and young people’s cultural worlds, Bristol, Policy Press/Milton Keynes, The Open University.Ash, J. (2013) “New media and participatory cultures” in Bragg, S. and Kehily, M.J. 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