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.
Effects of Television Violence on Children Television is the mainstream of our culture. Violence on television has been a topic of conflict since before 1950. There have been repeated debates on how to protect children from the harmful effects of violence on television. Television is one form of modern media that influences the everyday lives of people. Televised violence has a major effect on how children perceive the world and how they behave.
Media violence has a strong influence on children and teenagers here in America. There are tons of media violence such as video games, televisions, music videos, and the internet. Research showed the evidence that the exposure to violent films, video games, and music is increasing the violence and aggression from teenagers and children. Children are more likely to imitate the violence from the television. The process of imitating is a social learning theory.
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.
Children learn behavior through examples. Television is a major influence. One area of concern is the violent content in children's television and their access to other inappropriate programming. The government has the ability to rule and regulate stations both nationally and locally. Exposure to violence on television can affect the way children behave toward their environment.
Television Becoming a Threat A simple television can change a person’s thinking, opinion, attitude, and behavior. Television allows viewers to learn and interact with ideas from different places within a short time span. Television has brought entertainment to the homes of many and filled homes with charm and happiness. For many years television attribute to most peoples lifestyle, until television got in the way of people’s learning. Recently, debates have occurred on whether television is making a person smarter or negatively affecting the way they learn academically.
Effects of Television Violence on Children In our society today, it is extremely important to pay attention to what influences children. One of the biggest influences America’s youth may have is the television. It is possible for children to be pulled into the television’s realistic world of violence with sometimes devastating results. The impact of television violence on youth behavior has been an issue for many years. Violent programs on television lead to negative behavior by children and teenagers who watch those programs.
People in America have the spirit that this country was founded upon, which has its negative and positive aspects. However, violence is finding its way into out culture everywhere, especially the television. When it comes to children and television, there is much debate. Many argue that television is healthy for children. It opens up th... ... middle of paper ... ...oduction of television (Facts about Media).
Disagreements concerning the effect of violence revealed in works of art and entertainment have resonated over the centuries. We must ask ourselves whether or not our versions of entertainment exhibits anymore violence then past forms of recreation, for example gladiatorial games or public hangings. The television is a powerful form of media. The effects of television violence on young, impressionable minds have been studied and reveal that television violence has some effect on youth behavior. Fortunately, government officials and television networks have taken steps to limit the amount of violence on TV.
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.