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.
Certainly, violence in children has many causes. Everyone should just be aware that television is one of them, and one that can be controlled. Research supports that television violence causes violence in children. Children learn to fear the world from television. Children learn that violence is an acceptable way to solve problems from television.
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.
Violence on television can be harmful in more ways than one. On the one hand, kids will imitate what they watch, but kids are also very easily brainwashed. Children may get a false impression of what the world is really like. If all the children see is violence on television, then, of course, the children will be a little apprehensive about the world. All of the violence could also m... ... middle of paper ... ...e lack of exercise shows for children.
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.
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."
There are many preventative techniques that can be applied to ensure that negativity on television will not interfere with a child's development. Children see violent acts on television and make an attempt to process it, and in doing so, their innocence is lost. According to Dr. David Elkind, president emeritus, National Association for the Education of Young Children, ?Television forces children to accommodate a great deal and inhibits the assimilation of material. Consequently, the television child knows a great deal more than he or she can ever understand. This discrepancy between how much information children have and what they can process is the major stress of television.?
Violent Consequences of Television One of the most compelling problems I have found is that there is too much violence shown in television shows. As a father it is my responsibility to censor and educate my children on the positive and negative aspects of watching certain television shows. I believe the censorship must take place at an early age in life in order to create a firm foundation for them to grow. In my opinion, too much violence on television can influence children to grow up and to commit crimes. This is a subject now in debate between the television industry, the government and the television viewing public.
Also, with the television networks that preview cartoons, they should examine the cartoons they air because most of the cartoons todat are unsuitable for children. Also, parents should properly accompany their children from watching cartoons to lessen the possible negative impacts of it to the behaviour of children. With the gathered results, the researchers were able to conclude that exposing children to violent media like cartoon violence could caused them to learned faulty behaviourism like applying violent actins on other people, portraying aggressive behaviour, imitating convulsive actions and being sluggish in doing works. Relating this to psychological that focuses on the observable behaviour and conditions that sustain unhealthy behaviour (Approaches in Practice, 2001).
This will allow students to have proper exposure to violence and give them a better understanding of the pros and cons of media and how to use it in moderation. This change could hopefully translate to children forming better habits at home. These teachers will be able to use violent content to teach students valuable real world lessons. This is especially important to the children who are at a greater risk in an unstable household and have to deal with violence at home. Schools need to present the risks in violent media instead of just saying it is bad because “not teaching kids that there 's a difference between the two is the opposite of moral education”