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The article aims at analysing mediosphere as the media environment. It highlights the shortage of publications available to explore the issue. The paper advances the thesis of mediosphere being one of the most important environments of human activity, since the media are increasingly affecting an individual and the society. The development of the media themselves has been sharply accelerated, both quantitatively and qualitatively, with the simultaneous growing helplessness on the part of parents and school tutors. The knowledge of human mediosphere may serve as a key to man’s fuller understanding of his relationship with the media, and an aid to revising the following phenomena: ‘communication society’, ‘public opinion’, and ‘addiction to the media.’ With a family as an illustrative example, two basic elements of mediosphere are discussed – its structure and functioning. The structure of mediosphere may be split into four main layers: iconosphere, logosphere, sonosphere and galenosphere. The situation within the family seems ideal for upbringing only when the parents and other adults succeed in reshaping mediosphere into an organised environment. In consequence, the adverse impact of the media on the household members is reduced to a minimum and the parents make fewer educational mistakes.
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