Socialization is a process through which an infant gradually becomes a self aware and knowledgeable person and comes to know how to behave, live in the society to which he or she belongs.
Without socialization it will be difficult for an individual to behave like a human being. There are various agencies and institutions, which help in socialization like family, school, peer group, neighbourhood, occupational group, etc.
Now-a-days the media is a strong agent of socialization. Children learn many things from televisions and other media channels.
In today's world the communication style, the eating habits, the idea of decoration, fashion all are influenced by media. It gives shape to our personality at every stage of life.
In earlier time the agent of socialization were family and neighbourhood.
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