Through my research I found television does pose as a major influence among children and does cause them demonstrate violent behavior. Television holds some responsibility to the increase of violence among our society, but the problem can be addressed by monitoring and limiting children’s viewing habits.
It is nearly possible to avoid violent media in today’s culture. No matter what measures parents take, their children will be exposed to violence. There are countless studies that research the correlation between violent media consumption and aggressive behavior. Most of them finding that there is a connection between the two. With the increase in violent video games, movies, and television, many believe that children are at risk of becoming violent and aggressive which could stunt their development.
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.
So parents should look for the parental content label, they should also watch the show before telling their kids too, lastly they should recommend good television shows when they tell their child to go watch TV. Although TV is fun to watch when your child, there are certain limits to watching it. Because as a child studies from the AACAP (American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry) shows that American children watch an average of four hours of TV daily. They also say, Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior. But unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent.
Exposure to violence on television can affect the way children behave toward their environment. This creates an additional responsibility for parents and teachers to not only protect children from violence but to also teach children to resist violence. Because of the negative influence of violent television programming for children, and their easy access to other violent programs; the government, teachers, and parents need to educate and protect children against violence. Thanks to technology, we have many more opportunities available to us. This expands the world of education to many who would otherwise not have it.
Even watching cartoons children are getting exposed to violent behavior that, to them, directly translates to the real world. The violent media has the effect of confusion on children and directly effects how safe they feel, no matter where they are. The media will bring violence anywhere in the w... ... middle of paper ... ...tly affects they ways that children think it is acceptable to behave. The aggression, lack of sympathy toward others in pain, and fear of the world, is why there should be more restrictions on violence in the media. Works Cited Beresin, Eugene V. "The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions."
Critical Reading in Early Childhood Studies Does media influence violence in the behaviour of children? In this assignment, I will be writing about whether or not media such as television, comic books, music, video games, internet and movies influence violence in the way children behaves. Media influences violent behaviour in children because they learn what they see, also the heroes in cartoons or movies receive rewards for using violence to solve a situation therefore children might think or believe that this is the right way to solve problems related to their everyday life. Joseph T. Klapper indicates that the fear of crime and violence in today's media is common amongst parents, guardians and carer. Most researchers suggests children watch no more than an hour a day to avoid the problems of heavy viewing.
Many younger kids get their influence from television programs, such as violent cartoons, music videos, and movies. The content and language used in these media categories can cause a child or teen to use the same kind of language against another teen, an elder, and event their parent. This can result in a children using foul language against their own parent. Therefore, media shown during the day time should be censored to minimize the exposure young kids have to explicated co... ... middle of paper ... ...net availability and television shows watched. Censorship has a great deal to do with drugs, societal values, or violence.
According to Strasburger and Grossman, (2001) the offenders of recent school shootings were exposed to and captivated by many different forms of violent media. Children are more susceptible to being influenced by their surroundings and, unlike adults, they cannot always distinguish between reality and fiction. Violent media has a clear, negative effect on the ... ... middle of paper ... ...hieve the same status as their idol. Overall, violent media places our children in unnecessary danger. There is no way to end violence in the media, but by understanding its effects on children, society can develop new ways to protect our youth.
Nowadays, violent incident are the major topics of the media. Therefore, it is crucial that people ascertain the main cause of violence and take efficient steps to eliminate them. Television has a great impact on its audience, particularly on children. It affects children’s behavior and attitudes. Children who watch a great number of brutal scenes get used to them and gradually consider brutality as acceptable.