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A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on television causes children to bahave more violently. Shortly after I began to research this topic, I realized that it is not a clear cut issue. Evidence can be easily found to support each position. In the following essay I will examine the different positions that can ba taken on this topic and try ro form my own view on the affect violent TV has on chidren.The first position I will examine is the one in which it is believed that, without a doubt, violent TV increases the likelyhood that a child will behave in a violent manner. This stands is examined in the Maclean's article intitled,'Power to the people. Television's...
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The discussion of violence on TV has become very heated and debated indeed. On the one hand you have a group of people who say that we control our own actions and that we are the only ones responsible for our actions (i.e., not parents, television, video games...). Then you have some that agree television violence increases the propensity of a person/child to emulate that violence, but that the effects are short-lived. They also say that violence only increases the likelihood of child violence by minor amounts, that it doesn't actually cause it, per se. Your final group says that television/movie/video game violence is pervasive and undermines the morality of children. They say that even the...
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Violence on TV
Violence is described in Webster’s dictionary as physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing. Violence on TV has been steadily increasing for the past few years. It’s not very often that you will find a TV show in prime time that doesn’t involve some type of violence. According to Hollywood sex and violence sells. The problem with this is that violent programs on television lead to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch those programs.
As adults we think that watching TV won’t effect us since we are older, but for younger children when they see someone die or get beat up they think it is cool....
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Does watching violence on television truly harm young children? Some experts say that televised violence has a profound effect on children. However, it's not difficult to find other "experts" who dismiss its effects, claiming that watching violent TV shows is no different than listening to fairy tales. These conflicting statements tend to make parents give up the TV battle with their children.Just 60 years ago, television was viewed as an unknown curiosity. TV was black and white ghostly figures on a screen so small hardly anyone could see them. Today, that curiosity has become a constant companion to many, including our children. TV programs report the news and weather, persuade us to buy...
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Violence on TV
For a long time now the debate has been, and continues to be, as to whether or not violence on television makes children more violent. As with all contentious issues there are both proponents and detractors. This argument has been resurrected in the wake of school shootings, most notably Columbine and Erfurt, Germany; and acts of random violence by teenagers, the murders of two Dartmouth professors. Parents, teachers, pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and FCC Chairmen William Kennard and former Vice President Al Gore say violent TV programming contribute in large part to in violence in young people today. However, broadcasters and major cable TV providers like Cox...
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Violence has proven to be a prevalent issue in America. Although there may be many contributing factors associated with violence in our country, many researchers have held television violence responsible. While television can be both educational and entertaining, some believe that television violence is influencing America's children to become aggressive and tolerant to violence. Acts of violence and hatred have become all too common in high schools and even elementary schools today, leaving psychologists and researchers searching for answers and solutions. For decades, researchers have been trying to investigate the effect television has on children. The recent rise in adolescent crimes has...
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- -TV, Violence, Children Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom. The level of violence that they see on prime time television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent acts per hour. At this rate, the average American child will see 8,000 murders before they finish elementary school! As a child sits in front of baby-sitting television, her eyes are glued to the viewing of shoot em' up rip em' up kind of entertainment. We have to remember that the entertainment media plays an extremely powerful role in the formation of...
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Children and Television ViolenceThe children of America spend their time on many different activities. One of the most time consuming activities is watching television. Television plays a large role in the social and emotional development of children today. One good quality that television has is that it conveys information and happenings around the world that they may not otherwise know about, but some people have been questioning whether television does more harm than good. Many have been analyzing what affect violence in adult shows as well as children's shows may have on children.Most parents allow their children to watch so called "kid's shows" without even thinking about what might be...
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Children and Violence on TV
In the past twenty years, violence on TV has become more common and
more acceptable in society. This generation is growing up in an
increasingly cruel world – where children are exposed to violence,
murders and bullying on TV. Guidelines have been put in place – but
are they really enough? In this essay I shall be discussing the
positive and negative effects of violence on TV and ask if legislation
is the way forward for TV.
Violence is shown in all types of children’s programmes, from cartoons
like “Tom and Jerry”, to children’s dramas such as “Byker Grove”.
Violence can take place in different forms – bullying...
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The setting for my first four years of teaching was a school of 1,400 students in the inner city of Oakland, California. One of the many challenges I faced as one of the eight kindergarten teachers on staff was attempting to curb the violent and aggressive behavior of my students. During my first year of teaching, a kindergartner from another classroom shot his younger brother three times in the stomach. The following year a first grader was suspended for bringing a knife to school and using it to threaten children on the playground. Not only were these children violent, but they understood the language of violence. Students with underdeveloped oral language skills nonetheless could...
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Sex and Violence in The Media BANG, BANG, and a BOOM! The mother looks up just in time to see two guys get shot and another three blown to pieces. No, it's not another violence filled, R-rated Flick, but yet another show viewed by millions. More and more often the television is filled with images of beautiful, scantily clad women, bullets flying everywhere, teens in sexual situations, and many other scenes of destruction. The question is how much is too much? Where is the line drawn on how much sex and violence is shown on the television? Television is filled with more and more scenes of sex and violence. It is flooding the programs and has too much of a presence on televison. Is...
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Gamers, Violence, Children and TV ViolenceThe subject of violence in the media has really got me thinking. It is hard for me to understand how violent games and movies can effect a kid's actions. I can see a kid pretending to be a superhero and trying to save the world from an evil villain. What I can't see is how some kids think it's okay to go shoot somebody because they saw it on T.V. They have to know the line between what is real and just pretending.I grew up in an environment where I was able to play games on Nintendo, but I wasn't allowed to watch violent movies. I knew the difference from a Nintendo game and real life. I also knew the difference from movies to real life, but my...
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The Effect of TV Violence on Youth
In this essay I will assess whether violence on television causes
violence in society. This is such a common claim that most people
believe that it simply must be true. However there is no proof
although some sociologists suggest that there is a relationship
between the two.
Teenagers are constantly being bombarded with so-called ‘parental
warnings’ and ‘film certificates’ which intend to provide us with
guidance on what we should and should not be watching, if it be on the
box or at the cinema. Many politicians try to convince us that
television is bad for us, a device which ’corrodes the moral values of
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Children learn by a common cliche: monkey see, monkey do. Children's lives are impacted by everything around them, including parents, teachers, friends, even enemies, but especially television. More specifically, violence on tv negatively affects children's behaviour. It demonstrates violence as a solution to problems, it elevates violence to a glamorous, cool position and ultimately it makes them violent individuals. One of the most crucial parts of a childs learning process is the visual images projected into ones mind, the images that are portrayed by tv are violent and give the impression that this not only the right way to represent ones feeling but also the only way. This type of image...
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TV Violence and the V-ChipAmerica has the highest crime rate in the world. Along with that crimerate is also the substantially high violence rate. Why is violencebecoming and everyday event in our society? When you flip on the"tele" and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directlyrelated or connected to violence. We see it every evening and perhaps say "Ohmy gosh, how terrible." and then forget all about it two minutes later. Orperhaps we don't even make any comments at all, just a simple grunt or"..huh..". This numbness to violence is very scary and very real. Why is itthen that America has the most crime and violence. Why not Switzerland orAustralia. Are we not as...
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When did teaching kids to kill become associated with a person's first amendment
rights? In the wake of school shootings and concealed weapons being carried by students,
many government agencies have begun to study the effects of violence on television as a
prominent variable in childhood and adolescent aggressiveness. The prevalence of
violence in television is rampant. It is as addictive as a drug to the children and
adolescents, and is accomplishing two extreme reactions: a desensitization towards pain
and suffering in the world, and instilling fear of the world as a dark, cold place.
Although violence in all media has become a prominent issue, the focus has mainly
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The Effect of TV News Crime and Violence
Television news, due primarily to its obsession with crime and
violence, definitely has a negative impact upon our society. TV news
is basically an oxymoron; giving us the skin of the truth stuffed with
a lie. A news program should be focused on the facts, with perhaps
some objective analysis. However, for business purposes, TV news
broadcasts use dramatic, usually violent stories and images to capture
and maintain an audience, under the pretense of keeping it informed.
What we see and hear on the news affects us both consciously and
subconsciously, and sends us about our lives unnecessarily fearing the
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Television Violence and Murdering Children
Today, children are translating the fiction from television shows into real acts of violence. "Television is becoming less and less an escape route into fantasy, it's becoming reality" (Palmer). Horrible murders, even by kids as young as age twelve, support Palmers' statement. Television may not be the soul cause of the terrible crimes, but there is proof that some of these unimaginable crimes are caused by violence seen on the television.
In our world today, television is a part of almost everyone's life. Researchers state that on the average, children in America today spend at least three to four hours watching television a day. That...
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Violence Rating System Needed for TV Programs
While society recognizes the detrimental effects of general television on children, parents and other child advocacy groups don't feel as though there is an adequate rating system. Consequences of ineffective rating systems are that children's personalities are being negatively affected. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made legislation to address this issue, but the children's advocacy community is still dissatisfied. This community includes The National PTA, the American Psychological Association, The Center for Educational Priorities and other child advocacy groups. Current discussions include the government and FCC's...
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TV Violence is Ruining Children
A young child sits in front of a television watching cartoons while his mother runs around the house doing various chores. The mother passes the room the child is in and glances at the television each time she passes. The child is watching "Sesame Street." Then, a half an hour later, "Mr. Rogers" is on. The mother walks into the room a half an hour later and stops in horror at what is on the television. Her young son is watching the same station as before, but now a different cartoon is on. It is not one of the educational, "cute" cartoons, but one filled with violence and destruction.
Parents finding children watching violent and unwholesome...
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TV violence plays a big part of our lives whether we realize it or not. The subliminal messages that we receive from everyday television shows are constantly changing our personality every time we watch. As we grow, and move on to more age appropriate shows, more of the graphic material comes through to us. From all the shows combined, we see obscene gestures, profanity, blood, threats, and gratuitous fighting. The three shows I watched was Elmo's World, Dragon Ball Z, and CSI. These shows had very little in common (beyond the obvious use of characters and plot lines). Elmo's World was more about trying to keep the child's attention by using "interaction", Elmo asks a question to the...
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Old people complain, conservatives argue, and you know politicians have to have their two cents. Everyone is a victim. What are they complaining about? What is the big deal? Well I will tell you what the big deal is--it is today's entertainment industry. It is the cause of all the violence in the world. Rapes, murders, riots, drug abuse, and practically anything else that one can think of, are the results of television, music, movies, and other fun stuff. That's right, what us teenagers have grown to love and cherish is the cause of our mind's deterioration.In a passage by Irving Kristol in Elements of Argument, "Professor Centerwall concludes that, 'the evidence indicates that if,...
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Television is a central part of American lives. In some cases television is a person=s number one activity. Violence has become a major part of our daily television. Whether it is on the news or in a movie, even on in commercials, violence is present on the majority of the various channels. All the violence on television is absorbed by the viewer. Violence on television has a negative effect on children viewers.Television was first recognized in 1939 at the World=s Fair. Some did not know what to think about television and there were others who believed it was a great invention. Social critic E.B. White, states, AWe shall stand or fall by television, of that I am sure.@(Murray) In the...
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Is Aggressive Behavior Linked to Television Violence?
According the Centerwall (1992), the average child aged 2-5 in 1990 watched 27 hours of
television per day, or almost 4 hours per day. When much of what is on television, including
cartoons and television shows targeted at children, contains violence, it becomes important to
know whether watching televised violence can lead to or increase aggressive behavior. Social
learning theory tells us that children model their behavior after those they see. It is reasonable,
then, to infer that watching violence on television will lead to behaving violently, due to the
modeling effect. The present study reviews...
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Violence on Television"There was murderers going around killing lots of people and stealing jewelry." This quote comes from the mouth of an eight year old girl after watching the evening news on television. The eight year old girl claims that she is afraid "when there is a murder near because you never know if he could be in town" (Cullingford, 61). A recent report from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pools evidence from over 2,500 studies within the last decade on over 100,000 subjects from several nations to show that the compiled evidence of television's influence on behavior is so "overwhelming" that there is a consensus in the research community that "violence on...
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Violence on TVWhat has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results.Much research has gone into showing why children are so mesmerized by this big glowing box and the action that takes place within it. Research shows that it is definitely a major source of violent behavior in children. The...
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Common stereotypes; country music fans wear cowbot hats, people listen to rap watch a lot of violence and wear "gangsta" style clothing. Fans of rock and alternative also enjoy violence.183 teenagers completed a media surveys asking questions about musical preference, clothing style and their opinion on t.v violence. The results are not quite what you would expect For example, only 9% of those who chose rap as their favorite music dress in the Hilfiger/FUBU style and 90% of them think that the government should furthere regulate what we are allowed to watch on television.DO YOU AGREE WITH THESE GENERALIZATIONS??? Music influences; ammount of t.v watched, how much violence watched, opinion on...
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Excessive screen violence corrupts our kidsI'm working at the psychiatric ward at the Brisbane hospital. I have 10-years experience working with children in this psychiatric facility. I'm here today to discus how excessive screen violence corrupts our children behavior. It is very difficult topic to research because it's hard to really observe the effect of violent TV on children firsthand. We can't put children in an ideal laboratory setting, watching violent programs and observing the effects because exposing them to violence may, in fact harm them. So children often behave differently after watching violent programs on TV. Children and teenagers become immune to the horror of it and...
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Violence on Television
Today’s society is heavily influenced by television. The violence disrupts a child’s learning process and can alter the moral beliefs that an older person has. Children view more violence on Saturday mornings than any other time. The cartoons aimed at little children influence youngsters to mimic violent acts because their parents do not fully explain the effects of the stunts. It is pathetic that in such a technology based society, such a simple thing as television can have a negative effect on people.
Before Television, Americans followed simple laws, believed heavily in God, were honest, and never locked their doors because they felt safe and were happy to...
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Is Media Violence To Blame?
Today, there is more violence on TV, in video games and in music than ever before. Many times, media violence is linked with kids and teenagers committing violent acts. This is an attempt by parents and critics to eliminate violence in the media. Although, many think media violence is a cause of violence among children, they should be looking at what else causes violence.
Many people believe media violence is not good and that it makes kids aggressive. Laboratory studies found that children who see violent programs, are more likely to be more aggressive than those who watch non-violent programs (“Doesn’t Cause Violence”). When people hear that, they believe...
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In the second millennium, the world is still at a crossroad. There is an open debate about the effect that might have TV violence on our children's behavior. Everyday we are eyewitnesses to murders, violence and different types of crimes committed in every minute worldwide that we see on TV. As if it [TV violence] was not enough, watching TV violence is becoming a very common leisure mean for children. But does TV violence generate violent behavior in real life? Children who have been exposed for a long time to this kind of violence, because they aren't able to understand the difference between real life and films, have the impression of living under a persisting danger, and the only way to...
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OutlineThesis Statement: Television plays a major role in the lives of Americans, but affects children the most.IntroductionI. ViolenceA. MurderB. SexC. VulgarityD. SuisideII. Viewed byA. ChildrenB. TeensIII. Used as babysitterA. HoursB. ReasonConclusionToday's society is heavily influenced by television. The violence disrupts a child's learning process and can alter the moral beliefs that an older person has. Children view more violence on Saturday mornings than any other time. The cartoons aimed at little children influence youngsters to mimic violent acts because their parents do not fully explain the effects of the stunts. It is pathetic that in such a technology based society, such a...
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With the adverting of technology in the recent age, all of aspects of life are changed entirely. It influenced even the most private affairs of people. Mass media is one of the most popular types of the technology. Besides very useful effects of it, TV can have detrimental influences on children and young adolescents. These destructive effects include their personal activities like lack of self confidence, spiritual tenses, lack of creativity and social activities like having trouble in communication, increase of violence in the society.In personal dimension, watching TV for couple of hours a day can cause different detrimental effects like lack of self confidence. So much watching TV,...
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Bad Habits on the Boob TubeA major topic of conversation nowadays is, does violence on television cause children to behave in violent ways? Soon after I started this paper, I come to realize that it wasn't going to be easy. But in the following essay I will point out the different positions that can be taken on this topic, and I will give my point of view on the affects of violent television has on children.The first point that I am going to point out is that, without a doubt, violence on television increases the chances that a child will behave in a violent manner. For example, television's teen Rangers kick, punch and knock out bad guys like non other. The show that i am talking about is...
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Television Violence Contributes To Juvenile Crime In the article, "Television Violence Contributes To Juvenile Crime" written by Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the idea that violence in children comes from watching violent television shows and movies is expressed. This article states that children become violent due to watching too much violence on television. This article merely states a reason why some children may become violent over time but it does not state the facts. Children do not become aggressive from watching television. I feel that television has little or no correlation with the acts children perform.Children are raised with morals, and these morals affect the way they act. If a child...
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Children and TV Children and adolesence's spend almost 22-28 hours per week watching television. This is a sad fact because this is the largest amount of hours spent on any activity in your child's life, aside from sleeping. Television has a large influence on children's attitudes, ideas, and behaviours. Teens witness 10,000 murders, rapes and aggravated assaults per year on TV, and four out of five Americans believe that violence on television directly contributes to the way children view violence. When children watch TV, they see other made up families, who deal with their problems different from how anyone else would. Children assume that this is how their life should be. We should teach...
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There has always been controversy as to whether there should be regulations on reality tv shows or not It would be a positive gesture to hold regulations on reality tv. Although having regulations on reality tv limits violence, decreases bad ratings, and makes the show more family oriented, it can make the show less intriguing because it wouldn’t be as melodramatic, it wouldn’t be real if it had rules, and it limits the freedom of the people on the show.
According to Shannon Kelly, reality television has the worst reputation of any type of television programming. Reality tv has gotten bad ratings and reviews due to its violence, profanity, racism, behavior, etc. if these shows had...
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Over the last forty to fifty years, television has been a major topic of discussion. Specifically, many debate societal benefits to television watching. One widely accepted opinion is that watching TV makes people dumber. People have referred to it with terms like the “idiot box” and do not feel that watching TV has any benefit at all. They feel that it is a waste of time and people need to spend their hours more wisely. Others are of the opinion that TV is actually has societal benefits. From this perspective, they claim that the development of the structure of the programs now requires one to intellectually participate in watching television. Essentially, the argument is whether TV...
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Television Violence and Its Effects on ChildrenOften thought of as one of the most fascinating inventions of the Twentieth Century, television has undoubtedly become a major part of our lives, providing us with entertainment and information. However, much of what is on the television today involves violence. Why? Because viewers want to see action and excitement, which usually involves something being blown up, or someone being shot. The only problem is that many of these viewers are children. They watch so much violent television throughout their lives, one must wonder if it has any effect on them at all. After reviewing all the evidence, it is obvious that violent television viewing does...
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Recent research has shown that the relation rate between children and violence is increasing. In fact, the article Children and Violence states that as many as 10 million children per year may witness or be victims of violence in their home, schools, or communities across the United States. Childhood exposure to violence has a huge overwhelming impact on children’s development, affect emotional growth, cognitive development, physical health, and school performances. This increase in children’s exposure to violence suggests that more children are at risk than what was expected. Has the definition of violence changed or now the society does not consider the impact ferocity has on children?
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Kate Moody, author of Growing Up On Television: The TV Effect, explains that a nine-year-old’s effort to slip his teacher a box of poisoned chocolates, a seven-year-old’s use of ground glass in the family stew, a seventeen-year-old’s re-enactment of a televised rape and murder by bludgeoning the victim’s head and slashing her throat, and a fifteen-year-old’s real-life rerun of a rape with a broomstick televised in the movie Born Innocent are all examples of crimes copied from TV (86). Many children are introduced to the world of television before they enter school and grow up committing crimes because they were under the influence of television. In Mary L. Gavin’s article, “How TV Affects...
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Sex, profanity, and violence on television today.With suggestive material becoming more and more popular among shows on TV, more and more problems have begun to rise from this and it has become a serious problem among children. A common query among many of our citizens is the question of there being too much suggestive material on TV. Many people feel the same way about this problem today.Despite the fact that there is a lot of suggestive material on TV, all that you wand of it can be blocked through simple processes built internally and externally of the TV. A first example of this is that chips such as the V-chip can easily lock out channels. Doing this is quite simple with the...
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By the time a child is 18 years old they would have witnessed over 200,000 violent inappropriate scenes on TV (Ipatenco). People that live in the 21st century often see T.V as something they need to have to go on with their daily routines. Why is T.V so important to our society? Why does is change the people who we are? Why do we allow such a silly thing to overpower us? Television impacts many different people in a particular society negatively.
In the past 60 years, T.V has become one the major industries in the world (The Effects of Television). Television has become vital to people in the 21st century. Television is watched for enjoyment, to gain knowledge, to become aware, and many...
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Chase CollinsEnglish IIWednesday nights"TV Made Me Do It!"Has our nation been deceived by the media? Has the media sent forth an era that it is all right to define what was considered "old fashion values?" Values are defined by the Webster's Dictionary as beliefs or ideas. What makes youth violence is it the media or simply a violent personality?Violence on TV affects how children view themselves, their world, and other people. In fact, experts warn that viewing violence can have lifelong harmful effects on children's health. By the time children complete school, the average child will witness more than 100,000 acts of violence on TV, including 8,000 murders. The more violence children watch...
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Only Parents Can Stop the Violence
In today’s society there is a debate going on about whether or not violence has an effect on young children and teenagers. On one hand there are people saying that violence on television has no effect on children. On the other hand it is very easy to prove that television violence has a direct effect on children. There are many studies that show how obvious the impact of television is on the way children act.
Children and teens watch a lot of television from their young years until they graduate high school. One study shows that kids will watch 18,000 hours of television by the time they graduate high school(Kalin). This is 5,000 more...
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Mass media is one of the integral parts of human social life. It is rotation of large number of the information, which is not often beneficial. It is hard to image for people that have all amenities to live one day without mass media. However not only adults are consumers of all TV programs, movies, news and other products that media industry are propose for adults. Violent in mass media has bad impact on teenager’s behaviour, and problem is that media is widespread. In addition, content of mass media products are contain from many violent scenes and acts. In this paper the problem of violence in mass media and its impact on children’s behaviour will be investigated in more detail, and...
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Kenny Fuller Health The Impact of Media Violence I was reading in some of my information and it was talking about how “monkey see, monkey do” is a popular saying now days. Sixty years ago the television was invented. People looked at it as a technological curiosity (I got that part from the info). For some people now days TV is there best friend. Most of them are little kids. TV shows the news, tries to make us buy certain things, and it also shows violence. The only thing that it can do is replace written materials (Got that to). The bad thing is that these violent shows are dangering our society. Certain things on TV and movies have inspired people (I could think of any other word to use...
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 Violence in the Media
It’s the ever-present question that has been asked by authorities, educational institutes and parents alike. Does violence in the media influence the behavior of society? Some say yes, others say no. Other questions posed that I will try to clarify in this essay are those to do with what, if anything is being done to control this virus. To fully comprehend these questions we must first understand what is meant by violence in the media, and whom it effects, if anyone at all. Also, did violence in the media come first, or was it derived from violence in the ‘real world’? There are arguments that can be stated from both sides. Some say that...
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The Effects of Violence
In the Media
“Someone just got shoot on the streets due to the violence in the media.” That is what some people are saying that violence in the media is the cause of that. The controversy of the effects that violence has on people has been going on for a long time. This paper is going to prove both sides of the controversy and let one decide which side is right.
Violence is on the news and on everyday action shows. Theses everyday shows are targeted for the kids of the world who are in the stages which are important for their lives. At this point in their lives the kids can make life changing decisions the...
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With the rapid development of economy and advancement of technology, television has become an indispensable part of the mass culture. As one of the most important inventions in the 20th century, it has an immeasurable influence on human beings, especially children. Compared to the other kinds of media, television is characterized by integrating images with sound. In this way, the visual impact provided by television satisfies children's pursuit of entertainment. However, some researchers found that TV watching time was negatively associated with the diet and physical activity (Taras, Sallis, Patterson, Nader & Nelson, 1989). The disadvantages of TV have terribly affected children. This...