Cartoon Violence Essay

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A few months ago when visiting a friend, I was disturbed to see her eight-year old sister making one of her Barbie dolls, in her Barbie Ferrari, run over another Barbie. When I asked why she was making her doll hurt the other doll she replied, "Because it's funny. The Coyote gets run over all the time, it's funny." I then explained to her that when cars hit people, many times the get hurt very badly. Before one can understand how harmful cartoon violence can be to children, one must understand how easily children are exposed to cartoon violence. The average child spends twenty-eight hours each week watching television, and fifty-four percent of children have televisions in their ...view middle of the document...

Another study conducted by Huesmann showed that children who watch a great deal of violence on television tend to become very aggressive as adults, and also tend to have more trouble with the law as adults (16). So, if so much of this television violence is in cartoons, and television violence is proven to have a negative effect on children, it is clear that cartoon violence is harmful to children. Other than making children act aggressively, cartoon violence has other negative effects. A study done in 1974 concluded that seeing violence on television, including in cartoons, might lead children to accept more aggressive behavior in others. So, a child may accept that the school bully beats him up every day because he saw a child get beat up by a bully in a cartoon. Also, cartoon violence may make children fearful that the real world is as violent as it is in cartoons (15). Do we want America's children growing up to believe that it is alright for the school bullies to beat them up or that things that happen in cartoons happen in the real world? The answer is no. It is just not healthy for children. Those who oppose this argument have a lot to say. They say that children's programs and cartoons have been developed to teach academic and social skills and to help children to learn effectively. They also say that the positive effects of children's shows and cartoons probably outweigh the negative effects of exposure to cartoon violence, as seen in a study conducted in 1986. Cartoon supporters also claim that certain toys can be more harmful to children than cartoons (17). Violent toys are a separate subject from cartoon violence. Many people are also quick to blame parents for children's reactions to cartoon violence. They say that parents are not spending enough time with their children, and that they are using the TV as an electronic baby-sitter, and that they are not explaining the concept of make-believe to their children. However, studies prove that...

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