Media is Quickly Taking Over: Why is T.V. So Important to Society?

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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 other reasons. According to the Kiser Family Foundation study on media and 8-18 year olds, teens spend an average of 6 hours a day watching T.V (The Negative Influence T.V has on Teens). Those six hours spent lounging around could be converted into good use. Most kids and teens have access to T.V’s and everything on it. Dr. Cline said, “The amount of violence a child sees at 7 predicts how violent he will be at 17, 27, and 37. Children’s minds are like banks – whatever you put in, you get beck 10 years later with interest” (The Effects of Television). As time evolves so does the youth. If parents allow kids to watch violent T.V shows, the chances are your child will demonstrate an aggressive behavior. By the time you reach your teen years you would have gained cognitive ability (The Negative Influence TV has on Teens). This ability will help you decipher what’s right and what wrong. Children haven’t developed the cognitive ability yet, leading them to not know the difference between a fantasy and reality (The Negative Influence TV has on Teens)... ... middle of paper ... ...f Media Use on Children and Youth." Pulsus. Pediatric Child Health, 8 May 2003. Web. 4 May 2014. Web. Gibbon, Peter H. Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. N.p.: Michael Rosenberg, 2006. 238-43. Print. Ipatenco, Sara. Global Post. Demand Media, 11 June 2012. Web. 5 May 2014. Web. Kilbourne, Jean. Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. N.p.: Michael Rosenberg, 2006. 243-49. Print. Loop, Erica. "The Negative Influence TV has on Teens." Global Post. Demand Media, 16 Oct. 2013. Web. 5 May 2014. Parent Alert. Ident-a-Kid, 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 7 May 2014. <.

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