We need to examine exactly what these companies are telling children and the effects these violent stories are having on the children who watch them. One of the first negative effects researchers discovered while observing children who were frequently exposed to violence on television was a lack of empathy towards other people’s pain and suffering. It was discovered that children who watched excessive amounts of violent programming were less likely to help victims of real-life violence ( Kinnear 6 ). Why does viewing violence on television have this effect on children? Children viewing acts of violence on television are essentially being trained to be spectators to violence.
Children are more likely to act out at the school with other children in violent act because of what they learned from media. Children believe that it is the right approach to get what they desire by being aggressive. Thus, Americans are constantly exposed to violence when they turn on television and movies that are filled with shooting or other violence. Dues to majority of exposure, we change our perspectives on violence itself. We need to understand that the exposure at such young age alter our values and norms.
Nowadays, the children of this generation aren’t the same as they were 20 years ago, and the media has a huge impact on that. Children eat, do home-work, and even play in front of the television, usually with no adult supervision. Psychologists around the world observe and study children, and they noticed that television and the media greatly affects a child’s behavior. Parents can help their child’s aggressive behavior from violent television with a few tips, and humans can make some simple changes to reduce technology dependency in the future. The media has an enormous impact on children and this can lead to increased violence and dependency in the future.
It is clear that television has become the root of many problems that plague our youth in today’s society. The children of today are watching television shows that justify violence, psychological harmful material, and unhealthy habits. Parents must recognize this and simply turn off the television. No television would be the best thing for children because they should be outside playing and becoming healthy adults. Bibliography: “How TV Affects Your Child.” How TV Affects Your Child.
I do agree that violent television shows promote violence in kids, but I also think that parents are responsible for their children’s actions. Parents can take advantage of things like the V-chip to control what their kids are watching. If parents would step up and simply take responsibility for their kids, then I believe that the violence that is happening today would decrease dramatically. Works Cited Children and TV Violence. 23, February 2000.
When violence is included in speech or an action a child’s favorite show or movie it wouldn’t be uncommon if that youth would try to imitate it. “Many shows glamorize violence. TV often promotes violent acts as a fun and effective way to get what you want, without consequences, Even in G rated movies violence is common” (Boyse Online). As children are growing it’s important what parents put in the stomach’s of their child so it’s also important what being fed to their brain. This makes them vulnerable and susce... ... middle of paper ... ...08.
Background Children become regular consumers of media around two and three giving them one and an half hours per day of television (Interactive Media and Its Contribution to the Construction and Destruction of Values and Character 7). This increases as time goes by. Now, on average, children use between 38 to 45 hours of media weekly because of family bonding, a leisure activity for the parents, or just because kids are bored (Daly, Perez 1). Because of the amount of technology used, kids continuously get new ideas. When a child learns values, they are supposed to learn it from their parents, church, schools, and neighborhood.
The increased public concern about the effects of violence displayed by different media, including television, the Internet, and computer games on children and youth, has raised to the question of whether it affects children’s and adolescents’ attitudes or behaviours bears obvious interest. Thus, this study were interested in how the media might affect deviant behaviour, especially violent and aggressive behaviour, in youth under the age of 18. This study was aimed to examine the relation between television, computer games, and the Internet use and antisocial aggressive behaviour in teenagers and whether this relationship is different for males and females. There were two hypotheses included: 1. Media use patterns related to computer video games and the Internet (interactive media) will be different for male and female teenagers.
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 means that on the weekly average, a child could spend up to twenty-eight hours on the television. Therefore, the television shows children watch, definitely have major contributions in developing values and shaping their behavior. Because of the many violent shows that are on the television today, it isn't really a good thing that children are being taught by the television.