Many children might grow up being afraid of the world because of the violence that they see in the many hours that they spend watching television. This does not only have an effect on children, but also on the adults and the elderly. Adults and elderly people are becoming more and more afraid for their lives as violence in our culture increases. They are not used to these high levels of violence like is seen every day now. They are still adjusting to the fact that television has much more violence than it has ever had before.
What children watch today affects their lives. Television has a powerful impact on everyone. Many people, even super stars like Madonna feel there children should not watch television. Many of today’s youth and family programs include sexually promiscuity, profanity, coarse joking, and anti family plots. Before allowing your children to watch television one must take into consideration what influences TV will have on them and what are the consequences of viewing television.
The Influence of Television on Today’s Younger Generation Television has an enormous influence on the younger population of today. With the explosion of technology and the 24/7 access to television, children are flooded on a daily basis with huge amounts of media. All the accessibility to television shows allows for children to see and learn things, which are not suitable or appropriate for their age, leading to immoral, inappropriate, aggressive and anti-social behavior. TV shows shape and mold young people in a lot of ways, creating thoughts and ideas that have a huge influence in their views and actions. Many times the opinions and attitudes shown on TV are very harmful to the development of children.
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. There are many preventative techniques that can be applied to ensure that negativity on television will not interfere with a child's development.
Enough Is Enough; the TV Can Wait Since the turn of the new millennium children have corrupted their minds with watching too much television, playing game consoles, and surfing the internet on computers. We have to literally pry our children away from these gadgets daily. These items have won the battle over the things that are most important to them like reading, studying, and outdoor playing time. September of 2011 the “Issues & Controversies” had an editorial cartoon titled Children’s Television: Too Much TV illustrated by Mat Handelsman. Handelsman visually expresses his opinion on how television is taking up too much of our youths’ minds and leaving the parents clueless.
';(Neural Activity and the Growth of the Brain) The constant and rapidly changing sound and images can condition a child to expect the level of televisions in other situations. The problem with this is that in school children are called upon to speak, to listen, to work some problems, or read, and none of these tasks contain the 'dual stimula'; that children expect from television. Dr. Hinto... ... middle of paper ... ...-off fail because each parent has different opinions, sending mixed messages to the children. Confidently present the idea of a turn-off, giving all the reasons you think is worthwhile. Make straightforward deals 'If you'll do this, I'll do…).
Children shows like cartoon have positive and negative effects on the children, and the parents should not let their children adopt the television scenario as the guide for living their lives. Television shows, such as cartoon have greatly influenced our lived to an unknown extent. The cartoon shows are very popular among children. "American children watch an average of three to four hours of television daily" (Johnson). Television can be great avenue of influence in children.
Typically, children begin watching cartoons on television at an early age of six months, and by the age two or three children become enthusiastic viewers. This has become a problem because too many children are watching too much television and the shows that they are watching (even if they are cartoons) have become violent and addictive. The marketing of cartoons has become overpowering in the United States and so has the subliminal messaging. The marketing is targeted toward the children to cause them to want to view the cartoons on a regular basis, but the subliminal messaging is for the adults’ to target them into enjoying the “cartoons”. This is unfortunate because children watch the cartoons on the television and they see material that is not appropriate for their age group.
Bandura's found that action are likely to be imitated especially when is play by there favorite models. This shows that children are great imitators they learn and mimic what they see, everything around them when it is constantly viewed both negative and positive. When I was little i can remember learning my ABC by watching a TV program that teaches kids how to read in alphabet and reading of numbers by songs which seems fun. After repeated viewing of... ... middle of paper ... ...t their children are viewing. They should be able to watch the same program with their kids and decided if the shows is appropriate for their children.
Parents should always take in account if the television programs that are in the television are appropriate for children or not. They need to understand that television can be a great advantage to children’s development if the hours are limited for the children, but it can also be a great disadvantage for children if the hours are not limited. They have the responsibility to balance every aspect of children’s lives. Television is not the only way in which children can learn new things but it is of great