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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - It has been calculated that American kids see about 200,000 acts of violence and 25,000 murders on television by the time they reach age eighteen." (Schleifer 18) Arrests of people under the age of eighteen for violent crimes rose forty-seven percent from 1988 to 1992. (Miller 174) The American Medical Association conducted a study that found a direct relationship between viewing and homicide. (Miller 176) Does this kind of overexposure to violence have a significant effect on children and teenagers....   [tags: Television Violence ] 1110 words
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Television Violence's Effects on Children - Television Violence's Effects on Children Most people read statistics like “Before the average American child leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed more than 8,000 murders on television” ( “Does T.V. Kill?” ), and worry about the negative effect viewing violence on television will have on their children. Research into the effects of childhood exposure to violent television programming shows that there is cause for concern. Watching violence on television does have a negative effect on the way children see the world and the way they behave towards others....   [tags: Violence Television Media Crime Essays]
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The Effects Television Violence Has on Children - The Effects Television Violence Has on Children Television has both positive and negative effects on children between the ages of two and five. Some research shows that violence in the media can be linked to aggressive behavior in children. Though, some researchers disagree with this statement and believe that there are other factors, besides television, which cause children to become violent. The following essay will reflect both sides of this argument. Violent television shows lead to violence in children between the ages of two and five....   [tags: Media Violence Violent Television Essays] 778 words
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Impact Of Television Violence In Relation To Juvenile Delinquency - When children are taught how to tie their shoes, it is because of how their parents showed them. When children are taught how to do math problems it is because how their teachers show them. With all of the role models how does television affect our children. Many adults feel that because they watched television when they were young and they have not been negatively affected then their children should not be affected as well. What we must first realize is that television today is different than television of the past, violence is more prevalent in todays programming unlike the true family programming of the past....   [tags: TV Violence Television Cause Essays]
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Television Violence - Along the coast of Maryland, just inside the state lines of Virginia lies the Quantico Naval Base, home to a fictional investigative team lead by the unpredictable Leroy Jethro Gibbs. The ever popular television show, NCIS, focuses on solving crimes with naval victims. These crimes have one thing in common: violence. In 2005, some workers at Quantico find a “meat puzzle” (C. Schulenburg 9) hidden within barrels of toxic material. During this episode the viewer is able to see a massacred body, sliced into many pieces, displayed on multiple tables in the NCIS morgue (C....   [tags: Television]
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Protecting Children from Television Violence - Summary #1 Television violence, and media violence in general, has been a controversial topic for several years. The argument is whether young children are brainwashed into committing violent real-world crimes because of violent and pugnacious behavior exposed in mass media. In his article “No Real Evidence for TV Violence Causing Real Violence”, Jonathan Freedman, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and author of “Media Violence and Its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence”, discusses how television violence, claimed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), does not cause real-world aggression among adolescents....   [tags: Violence ]
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Television Violence Is Giving A Bad Impression On Our Children - Television Violence is giving a bad impression on our children What’s the most violent thing you’ve ever seen on television. A murder. Youth gang brawls . A deadly explosion. A war. Whatever it was, the chances are, that image is engraved in your memory. Now, think about our children we know of this modern era. We know those images won’t do us any harm. But it is not us at harm, it is our children .How. Could it be that our children are learning from what they are seeing everyday on the television....   [tags: Television] 524 words
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The Role of Violence and Television - Television and Violence One of the increasing problems in today`s society is the violence caused by watching too much television. In 1950`s only 10% of American households had television, but today that number reached higher levels and 99% of households own one or more. Television is most of the time amusement and entertainment for many young people, especially children. Television itself has an impact on everyone. Some researches show that television has good sides and that can be entertaining and educational at the same time, where children learn more about cultures, places, and they use their knowledge when it`s necessary....   [tags: Violence] 881 words
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Television Violence and Domestic Violence - Abstract We examined the various forms of television violence and domestic violence in America. We provided statistics showing the amounts of violence facts about adolescent exposure. We compared and contrasted the differing effects of both and implemented a study to analyze the similarities. We observed children and gathered data regarding their response to specific kinds of violence and the psychological effects of each. We expected that the effects of television violence and domestic would be strikingly similar to one another and the results of our study prove the similarities and provoke awareness to the differences....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Television Violence and Video Games - “Five thousand years of recorded history, 500 years of gunpowder, 150 years of repeating fire, and no juvenile mass murder until 1970” as Grossman qtd. In Mcginnity. Since the beginning of recorded history, no cases of extreme violence by children are evident. Like Grossman said, Juveniles have had the means to cause mayhem for hundreds of years, yet only recently has violence in children become a problem. This rise in juvenile violence can be attributed to the extreme amount of violence in modern media....   [tags: young adults, children, regulation] 1282 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Thesis Statement: Unsupervised children who watch violence on television exhibit violence in their everyday lives and develop into aggressive adults. “Research shows that television violence increases levels of aggression, fear, and desensitization among some who consume it” (Hamilton). This quotation by James Hamilton briefly summarizes the potentially negative effects of television on young minds. A child’s favorite television show can keep a child occupied while the mother prepares dinner or makes a quick trip to the store....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Violence on television has been progressing since television's invention in early 1927. Now that it's the 21st century, violence in the media is considered one of the most critical issues in the mass media. Whether or not the media is responsible for the effects television violence has on young children is heavily debated. Should the media be more conservative when it comes to violence for the sake of better upbringing. Should the parents be responsible for allowing the child to be affected by the violence that's available to them on the screen....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Shortly after a Boston television station showed a movie depicting teenagers dousing a derelict with gasoline and setting him afire, six youths attacked a woman and set her on fire in an identical manner. Several months later, NBC televised Born Innocent, a made-for-television- movie, which showed the sexual violation of a young girl with a broom handle. Three days after this program aired, a group of girls committed a similar attack on another 9-year-old girl (“Wild” A20). These are just a couple of shocking examples out of many illustrating how televised violence can spark violent behavior....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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Television Violence - Over the course of human history, there have been many inventions that have been deemed social menaces. These problem causing aspects of life have caused some people to believe that with these menaces, the downfall of society will come. In today's world, there are several social menaces that people fear may cause some type of destruction in our lives. One of the most common societal fears is the effect that violence in the media has on people, mainly young children. Many scientific studies have tried to prove that there is a link between violent behavior in real life situations and violence in the media, television being the main focus....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Children, Television, and Violence - Children, Television, and Violence TV violence may influence children more than most people are aware of. The amount of violence on TV is an important topic in today's society. One of the reasons it should be so important to all of us is because almost everyone in America today has a television set, and because of it's availability, children are viewing disturbing images everyday from the comfort of their own homes. Television is all about ratings. To keep the viewers from changing the channel, networks will try to do anything....   [tags: Children Effect Violence Media Essays] 584 words
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Violence on Television and Children, - Violence is an everyday occurrence in our society. It affects adults and children but it has a greater impact on children. Children are more moldable and are greatly influenced by things they see and hear. More and more violence is becoming prevalent in daily lives. Children all over the world are becoming victims to the same violent acts they witness on TV and at home. Children fall victim to abuse and neglect at home and at school. Children are bombarded with violence from all angles. With the come of the 21st century violence is fueled by money, racism, drugs, and media....   [tags: TV, violence, ]
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Television Violence - Television Violence Violence is one of the most primary and controversial issues in today’s society. And true that violence is on the rise. A major concern for many parents is the violence within television shows and movies, and the effect on children’s aggression. I particularly do not believe that violence in television affects children’s aggression, but who am I to say such a thing, for I am not a qualified psychologist. But I have many reasons for my accusation and references to back it up....   [tags: Crime Media Violence Violent Essays] 639 words
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Violence On Television: Violence Is Everywhere - Violence on Television: Violence is Everywhere " I never learned which party was victorious, nor the cause of the war, But I felt for the rest of that day, as if I had had my feelings excited and harrowed by witnessing the struggle..." (Henry David Thoreau) These days our whole life seems to revolve around violence. There are so many channels on TV that advocate violence on a daily basis. Sports that we see every Sunday stir up aggressiveness and bring anger to a high level. Around school conflicts seem to occur frequently....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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The Effect of Television Violence on Children - The Effect of Television Violence on Children Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior; The violence that children are constantly subjected to on television can have very harmful affects if not monitored carefully. More and more often parents are using television as a means of entertaining their children when they are unable to, and the amount of television that children are watching is a growing concern in our society. While a large part of the concern is the quantity of television that young people are viewing, a more pressing issue is the quality that is offered to them....   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on America - America has the highest crime rate in the world. Along with that crime rate is also the very high violence rate. Why is violence becoming and everyday event in our society. When you flip on the television and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directly related or connected to violence. We see it every evening and perhaps say "Oh my gosh" and then forget all about it two minutes later. Or perhaps we don't even make any comments at all, just a simple grunt or “Oh, how terrible”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1491 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - The Effects of Television Violence on Children According to the Article ?Violence on Television. published by the American Psychological Association at the website http://www.apa.org/pubinfo/violence.html, ?violent programs on television lead to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch those programs.. That's the word from a 1982 report by the National Institute of Mental Health, a report that confirmed and extended an earlier study done by the Surgeon General. As a result of these and other research findings, the American Psychological Association passed a resolution in February 1985 informing broadcasters and the public of the potential dangers that viewing violence on tel...   [tags: Cause Effect Violent TV Media Essays]
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Effects of Television Violence on Children - This literature review is based on the effects of television violence on children. More specifically, it deals with the relationship found between television violence and aggression found in young children. I chose this topic because I found it interesting to learn that studies have indeed found a connection between television viewing and the behavior of people, especially children. The first study reviewed is entitled "Television Violence and Children's Aggression: Testing the Priming. Social script, and Disinhibition Predictions," by Wendy Josephson....   [tags: Children's Agression] 1091 words
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A Practical Approach to Television Violence - A Practical Approach to Television Violence As difficult as this issue is, I believe it can be addressed. My report shows that some progress has already begun in several areas. Attention needs to be focused on how and why some programming has begun to move in the right direction and why the rest has not. "What this issue needs, more than anything else, is cool heads on all sides of the problem: the network executives, the creative community, the government, researchers and advocacy groups....   [tags: Papers] 2334 words
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Television Violence Is Not the Problem - Television Violence Is Not the Problem       We've all heard the numbers on the amount of television that children watch and the amount of violence that they're exposed to. In fact, sources that blame TV for children's conduct quote this kind of data profusely. American children and adolescents spend 22-28 hours per week viewing television  more than any other activity except sleeping (_Effects of Television_). These kinds of facts are strewn about with the hopes of convincing the public that television is to blame for children's misbehaviors....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics Media]
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Sex and Violence on Television - Sex and Violence on Television          Since its inception, television has been the center of controversy. Often it has been viewed as being extremely detrimental to society, and because of this, it is often referred to as the "Boob-tube" or the "Idiot-box". So what makes television so detrimental. - The content (or in the opinion of many) the lack thereof. It is said that television has caused the rotting of our minds, that it depreciates the imagination and contributes to laziness. But the most important accusation against what comes over the airwaves, is that it influences some people into committing antisocial and often immoral behavior....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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The Effects of Television Violence - The Effects of Television Violence Recent attention in the media relating violence and children has created much controversy and debate. Our society has brought much focus on violence in the media and how it has effected children of all ages and races. High school shootings and increasing crime in small towns all over the country has brought forth the question of whether or not children are exposed or desensitized to too much violence in television, movies, news, and other sources. Many people feel this violence is causing children to kill children and good towns go bad....   [tags: Papers TV Media Violent Children Essays] 1418 words
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Television Violence and Its Effects - Television Violence and Its Effects 'Violence on television is a primary cause of violence in real life' Teenagers my age 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. Politicians and social campaigners try to convince us TV is bad for us, a device which "corrodes the moral fabric of society and corrupts our children with relentless images of violence"....   [tags: Papers] 628 words
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Media Violence - Violence has been a contributing negative factor to society throughout history. Many researchers believe that the use of violent media, particularly video games, play a huge role in the downward trend of behavior and attitude of youth, and that this behavior continues to spiral out of control. However, other researchers believe that since violence has been occurring since the beginning of time, that adolescence are as capable today of violence, as they were a thousand years ago. Research has been found to link violent maladaptive behavior to the use of video games, but other researchers believe that the outcome is inconsistent to the findings, since the results are often skewed....   [tags: Television Violence ] 1535 words
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The Effects of Media Violence on Children - Acts of minors killing minors across our nation is sadly becoming trendy and familiar. School shootings are tragic and yet that is all that is said about them. It seems as though words of action to stop such tragedies are just that. Educated experts study reasons why such crimes take place, but the findings are rarely put into action. The violence and content that the media of the United States displays to children causes hidden irreversible damage that most deny. What it would take to minimize the spread of school shootings is simple and the results would surprise American society....   [tags: Television Violence ]
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Television Violence and Children - Television Violence and Children Thanks to the miracle of television the average American child watches 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school (Early Concerns 113). Television violence is responsible for the increase in childhood violence. Watching violence is a popular form of entertainment, and watching it on television is the number one way that children are exposed to violence. Local news shows provide extensive converage of violent crimes in order to increase their ratings (Felson 96)....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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Should Sex and Violence in Television and Movies be Restricted? - Should sex and violence in television and movies be restricted. On December 14th 2012 Adam Lanza killed 20 children and 6 staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Connecticut. He also killed his mother before the shooting rampage, and ended the day by killing himself. James Holmes, a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience, entered a movie theater in Aurora Colorado and killed 12 people and injured 58 others on July 20th 2012. On November 5th 2009 Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 people and injured another 29 at Fort Hood army base in Texas....   [tags: shooting, gun violence, protect] 970 words
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Television Violence and Children - Television Violence and Children The effects of television violence and children can vary according to the child. There are various effects, both physical and psychological, that can occur. First of all, the child, through his years of watching television, may develop the concept that violence is a way to solve problems. The watching of these television shows is where most of the children pick up this aggressive mindset they have. It is to be said that eighty percent of what you learn when you are a child, is from what you see....   [tags: essays research papers media] 382 words
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Children and Television Violence - Children and Television Violence Through what they experience on television, children are forced into adulthood at too young of an age. The innocence of youth is lost when children stare endlessly at a screen displaying the horrors of murder, rape, assault, devastating fire, and other natural disasters. Although these are occurrences in everyday life, things adults have grown accustomed to hearing about, children do not have the maturity level to deal with these tragedies appropriately. Children's behavior changes because they become desensitized to the violence....   [tags: Media Violent Children Psychology Essays]
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Television Violence and Its Effects on Young Children - Television Violence and Its Effects on Young Children What has the world come to these days. It often seems like everywhere you look, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. Out of these three, at home is a major source of violence on a daily basis. Many peoples' living rooms there serve as 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 violent scenes with sometimes devastating results....   [tags: Cause Effect Tv violence] 1684 words
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Paper Proposal: The Effects of Television Content on Children - Paper Proposal: The Effects of Television Content on Children The issue of television being safe for children is a growing issue for our society. The television industry claims that it is not their responsibility to monitor what is readily available to children but that it is the parents’ responsibility. The industry is just there to make money. They are like any other corporate business in America, they only produce what sells, and right now the market for adult themed shows is much higher then children’s programs....   [tags: Project Proposal, Television Violence] 450 words
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Television Violence - Television Violence The media is everywhere in our lives. From billboards to SMS text messaging on cell phones, we cannot escape the media and its impact on daily life. Of the many impacts, television violence and the influence it has on youth is one of the most debated topics. Many experts, including some from the University of California, Santa Barbra, say that the amount and type of violence viewed results in violent actions performed by youth of all ages and violence continually affects them throughout their lives....   [tags: Media TV Violent Essays]
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Television Violence - Television violence and its effects on viewers has been a controversial issue for many years. Some viewers believe that there is an increasingly large amount of violence on television and this widespread public concern has "led to calls for stricter controls on the depiction of violence in programmes" (Gunter and McAleer 1990:92). Exactly how much violence is there on television though. Many cultivation theorists have studied this, acquiring data in the form of content analysis. They agree on a definition of a violent act, for example Gerbner in his study used the definition, "an overt expression of physical force against self or other, compelling action against ones will on...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Television Violence - Television Violence On April 20, 1999, a tragic event took place in an environment where children should feel safe. At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, twelve students and one teacher were tragically gunned down by two boys, one seventeen years old, and one eighteen years old. Recently in Michigan, a first grader brought a gun to school and shot and killed a fellow classmate. These tragedies can be seen as a result of many different factors, such as violence in the home, access to deadly weapons, and extreme anger towards society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Television Violence - Television Violence Violence in television, is it turning our children into violent, destructive, and hateful toddlers. Yes or no. In today's society television plays such a big role in our everyday lives that it is hard to see if it effects our children's behavior. Television has the potential of being a very constructive learning tool, if used correctly. On the other hand if used in a destructive manner it could, hypothetically, turn our children and future leaders of tomorrow into deadly hate mongers....   [tags: essays research papers] 1741 words
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Television Violence - Television Violence The article “Television Violence: The Power and the Peril” is an article written by George Gerbner in 1994 that covers information about television violence over a period of twenty one years. Gerbner’s purpose in this article is to address the audience about the problems that exist in television today. This article covers a very big controversy that has brewed up in our society. The controversy is that there is way too much violence on television, and therefore it could be affecting the way that we think and act on a regular basis....   [tags: essays research papers] 665 words
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Television Violence - I went to pick up my daughter from preschool today only to find out that she punched a little girl. She also kicked the teacher. I sat down with her and asked her why she hurt them. She said, "I didn't hurt them I was using my powers." I wondered where she might be getting the idea that she had powers, and that it didn't hurt anyone when she used those powers. I thought back to the last few nights. The only different thing in her life was the new show Power Puff Girls. It was then I realized that this new cartoon show she had been watching at home just might be the cause....   [tags: TV Ratings System]
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Television Violence - Violence and Television In today’s society, television violence is shaping the way our children behave, making them prone to violence and abuse as they get older. Living in a world where the majority of our entertainment is television, it is very likely that we would become more immune to the physical and damaging acts of damaging force committed. Violence is all over our media but mostly on the TV. Parents should monitor what their children are watching closely, so that their behavior does not become more destructive at; even at the age of 5....   [tags: essays research papers] 739 words
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Television Violence - Television Violence In today's society television plays a big role. People watch T.V. for many different reasons. People watch T.V. mainly for entertainment, they also watch T.V. to learn, and to find out news. Some people watch T.V. and get the wrong idea about what they're watching, they feel that what they are watching is okay to do. Violence is a major factor, it affects people of ages. The worst outcome of T.V. is that it sends out the wrong messages. Some people get bad ideas from the violence on T.V....   [tags: essays research papers] 390 words
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Television Violence - Television Violence Television violence is a negative message of reality to the children who see it. There is an excessive amount of violence being watched in millions of people’s homes every day, and this contributes to the growing amount of violent crimes that are being committed in our communities. This cycle of more and more sex and violence being portrayed as reality on television will not stop until something is done. Not one parent that I know wants his or her children watching people getting blown away and thrown off cliffs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Television Violence - Television Violence Does the violence you see on TV effect how you operate during the day. Does violence seen on TV effect the brain and behavior of our nation?s youth. That is the question on hand for this essay. The study of TV violence is important to our communities and nation not only because it is influential to the way our children think and perceive the world, but also because it needs to come to a stop. What is extremely interesting is how long this has been an issue in our communities....   [tags: Papers TV Media Violent Essays]
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The Role of Television in Society - Few people doubt that watching a lot of violence on television can have a negative impact on the minds and well being of those people who are exposed to the violence, especially children and teenagers. Many ask how individuals and society can counteract the influence of media violence. After a review of chapters six and seven in the Baran text focusing on the role of television in society, I believe that parents should restrict their children’s amount of exposure to violent television programs and increase their exposure to public broadcasting television, Discovery Channel, and positive local community group involvement (Baran)....   [tags: media violence, television, violent programs] 560 words
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Effects of Television Violence on Children and Teenagers - Effects of Television Violence on Children and Teenagers Does violence on television have a negative effect on children and teenagers. The violence shown on television has a surprisingly negative effect. Television violence causes children and teenagers to become less caring, to lose their inhibitions, to become less sensitive, and also may cause violent and aggressive behavior. Television violence causes children and teenagers to be less caring, to lose their inhibitions, and to be less sensitive....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Television Violence and Its Effects on Children - Television Violence and Its Effects on Children Television violence affects all who view it, but its biggest effect is on children. Children’s minds are like a blank page. Television is writing violence on that page. Television violence is one of the causes of aggression and violent behavior in children. This problem is not new, but in recent years it has gotten worse. In the last few years, violence in television programs has increased greatly. A study in 2000-01 compared to a study done in 1998-99 showed that violence is, in fact, on the rise....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children's Behavior - The Effects of Television Violence on Children's Behavior Television violence causes destructive behavior in children, however; television can be a powerful influence to young viewers in our society. Unfortunately, much of today's television programming are very violent. Many researchers like scientists, pediatricians, and child researchers in many countries have studied to find out what it is about television violence that makes it such a big affect on the way kids act and behave. Sometimes, children think that is a normal thing in our real life, by watching only a single violent program, which can increase aggressiveness on children and become violent, aggressive, and vicious....   [tags: Papers] 1155 words
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Media Violence - Television Perpetuates Violence - Television Perpetuates Violence Bullets whizzing, knives twirling, fists flying -- not an uncommon sight on the television set of today. From cartoons to sitcoms, television shows depict violent acts that go unpunished and contain no painful consequences. This view of the world does not reflect reality nor does it teach our children the values, morals or behaviors we constantly tell them to practice. Many parents don't realize that their children view the most violence watching the most innocent of shows....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Television Violence is Brainwashing Americas Youth - Over many years of research, studies have found that the television violence has increased. Certain “role model” type characters initiate most of these violent behaviors. These are usually very aggressive incidents and they very often include humor. “The average American preschooler who watches mostly cartoons is exposed to over 500 high-risk portrayals of violence each year” (DeGaetano). Youth violence has been growing throughout the years. Some effects noticeable in children are mean behavior towards others, aggressive actions while playing with classmates and toys, and also fear....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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Television Violence Negatively Impacts Children -        Littleton, Colorado; Springfield, Oregon; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Pearl, Mississippi. These previously unknown suburban cities will forever be branded into our minds. These cities are linked by one devastating factor: young students firing upon fellow students and educators. What causes these young people to "snap" causing the violent shooting sprees. Although the events are too recent to fully understand their causes, we can try to understand what led to the disastrous situations. The impact of television violence on youth behavior has been an issue for many years....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Personal Narrative about Television Violence - Personal Narrative about Television Violence Do you ever day dream. Well I don’t very often. The other day though, I didn’t feel very well. I was driving home and suddenly I was thinking of a time when I was 8 years old riding home on the school bus with a killer migraine headache. I distinctly remember the feeling because it turned out exactly the way I wanted it to. Soon I was home… straight to my room I went. The air was so fresh, so crisp and clean even the aroma of a pot roast dinner cooking on the stove flowed through the vents in my house....   [tags: Papers] 784 words
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Effects of TV Violence on Children - 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....   [tags: Television Violence 2014]
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Violence On Television - The issue of television violence and its influence on children’s behavior troubles me. Television violence seems to be becoming abundant and violence seems to be increasing. This may be a dangerous form of entertainment, especially when young children become involved. The majority of television programs viewed by children contain large amounts of violence and inappropriate material. Children’s vulnerability poses as the main problem due to desensitization. Psychologists’ studies report that children become immune to television violence and adopt the behavior as a way of problem solving....   [tags: essays research papers] 1021 words
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Violence on Television - American culture is infatuated with violence. Childhood, education, and families are affected by violent television. News reported a child causing a fire that burnt down their house. While the mother was out to get something from the store, she came back and saw that her son is outside while the house is still burning. The little boy blamed himself for the fire. She said it wasn't her son's fault, but she blamed a cartoon called, "Beavis and Butthead." How could this be. The mother claimed that this cartoon has shown her son a lot of violent actions and aggressive behaviors....   [tags: Sociology] 471 words
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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 &qu...   [tags: essays research papers] 1817 words
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Violence on Television - Thesis: The United States government must enforce a restriction law for children watching violence on television and at movie theaters to reduce the amount of violence and crime committed by children in our society. I. Introduction: The influence of violence on children who watch violent shows and movies II. Ways society can go about restricting violence on T.V. <p> A. Using numerical codes to watch certain channels that contain violence B. Having shows that contain violence air late at night C....   [tags: Current Events] 1301 words
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Violence in Television - When families sit down to watch television, they expect to watch family type of shows. Family type shows meaning rated PG or PG13, sitcoms and movies that do not include weapons, killing, foul language, and non-socially accepted actions. When children killing, they start to believe that it is accepted. Do children think that killing and hurting others and themselves have little meaning to the real life, children can become traumatized. Most killers or violators of the law blame their behavior on the media, and the way that television portrays violators....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Negative Effects of Media Violence on Children - Americans have felt a growing uneasiness from the growing problem of youth violence with teens from the ages of twelve to eighteen. It is a controversial subject that is an increasingly rising with families and the in the government. Some people believe that the reason behind this national problem is because families are no longer a united unit and are not home to take responsibility of watching their children. There are others who believe that it is the influence of the media and technology....   [tags: Television Violence 2014]
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Violence on Television - Violence on Television Most people in our society generally have the opinion that violence on television increases aggression in children and adolescents. Does it . Who is to say whether television has a positively direct effect or a positive correlation . However, the majority of the people who have researched this topic have discovered that violence on television is indeed one of the prime factors contributing to the increase in violent and aggressive behavior among the youth in society. That is to say "there has been a growth of strong evidence to suggest that television violence does play an important and contributory part in the learning of aggression." In other words, violence in t...   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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Violence on Television - 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....   [tags: Violent TV T.V. Effect Children media Essays]
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Violence on Television Can Have Negative Effects on Children - ... For these reasons ratings need to be easier to understand, and pertain to more people in order for them to be effective. Another way that sex, and violence negatively impact today's youth is that sex on television contributes to adolescent sex, and even adolescent pregnancies. A study conducted showed "Analysis indicated that adolescents who viewed more sexual content at baseline were more likely to initiate intercourse(Collins 114)." The study showed that teens who viewed more sexual content on television were more likely to have sex....   [tags: mental health, media] 1198 words
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Television and Media Violence - TV Violence and Common Sense - Television Violence and Common Sense   It is obvious that children are affected by television. They often pretend to be their favorite character, reenact scenes from movies, and wear clothes featuring their media heroes. As a child, I pretended to be one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while practicing my fighting skills on invisible bad guys. Although these things are usually a healthy part of growing up, it would be foolish to assume that children are not affected in a negative way by all of the violence that appears on television....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Television is NOT the Sole Cause of Violence in Children - Violence in Children Is Not Just From TV Most parents expect a four year old to be very active and zealous, but never violent. However, some children exhibit violent behavior, such as running around the playground kicking, karate chopping and biting other children. The following example is based on personal experience. In 1997 this was the case with a family in Georgia who had a son with these behavioral problems. The parents took their child to counseling in order to figure out what the problem was....   [tags: Violent Behavior Kids Adolescent TV]
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We Must Stop Violence on Television - Society must be aware that the portrayal of violence has found its way into almost every possible aspect of visual entertainment, including television, in the American society. By these youngsters repeatedly being exposed to violence, and taught that violence reaps benefits, a direct link is formed between violent content and a child�s behavior. The truth is, children today witness violence even when watching cartoons which are presumed to be safe. The process of children becoming the criminals of tomorrow due to the content of television shows must be halted at once....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive 2014]
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Television and Censorship - Violence Rating System Needed for TV - 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....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Violence in the Media - Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics depict different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence exposed in the media. Many studies have made the claim that the media is responsible for much of the violence seen in the world we live in. However, people have choices and responsibilities we cannot allow ourselves to blame it on other things such as the media. The violence seen in our media has an impact on both adults and children....   [tags: TV Violence Music Movies Television] 1921 words
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