Between 2001 and 2002, seventeen school age victims died in school related deaths including accidents and suicides, yet in the 1999-2000 school year, the number was recorded at thirty-two violent school-related deaths among children. Unfortunately, the number of students who reported being bullied has i... ... middle of paper ... ...005 from Internet. http://www.learnwhatsup.com/prc/article/school_safety/safety.html Coy, Doris R. (2001). Bullying. ERIC Digest.
When the spray of bullets ceased, three young girls lay dead and five others were wounded. Classmates claim that Carneal hung out with people who did not believe in God and would sometimes heckle the morning worshippers. Carneal had also been in trouble for scratching graffiti on a wall and trying to view nude photos on the Internet. Just five months into 1998, the 5th school shooting takes place in Springfield, Oregon on May 21. Kip Kinkel allegedly walked into Thurston High School and opened fire just 24 hours after being suspended for having a gun at school.
Fortunately, government officials and television networks have taken steps to limit the amount of violence on TV. They too have recognized the direct link between television viewing and violence. In this paper I’m going to go ... ... middle of paper ... ...eased levels of violence on television they develop sort of a mean world syndrome. This leads the children to perceive the world as much more cruel and sinister than it really is. 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.
(Medved, et. al. 243) Seeing the violence, hearing about it, watching news reports about violent acts committed by real people, especially other children, affects the viewer negatively. Children can not relate to what they see when they are so young, making the act of watching violent television extremely questionable. Children should not know about murder and rape; however according to Gloria Tristani, Commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission, by the time they finish elementary school, children have witnessed 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence.
Televised violence has a major effect on how children perceive the world and how they behave. "American television has become the most violent in the world. It is for this reason why researchers have focused their attention toward television violence" (Cantor & Hoffner 424-4-25). Children enjoy watching television and now with the increased technology of cable and movie rentals, shows have become readily accessible to children of all ages. "Television violence affects children of all ages, all socio-economic levels, and all levels of intelligence" (Eron 1992).
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