Children Having A Television On Children

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One major concern is children having a television placed in their own bedroom; parents can often find it is easier for their child to have this amenity in their own room as this can keep them entertained whilst the parents find themselves in a busy position. Nonetheless, with this, we do not know what content the child is being exposed to, whether this is violence, sexual or information not suitable for children to be watching, children who stay up after their bedtime are more commonly able to access this. However although this is a big factor in children engaging in unsuitable content, the figures are of “the number of children with a TV in their bedroom has declined since 2005, from 71% of 8- 11s and 75% of 12-15s to 49% of 8-11s and 60% of 12-15s according to OFCOM 2015. (OFCOM 2015, Van Evra; 2004)

The World Health Organization defines that “Violence is the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation (WHO 2015.) Acts like this can be seen through various children’s television programmes, from programmes with real life people and also cartoon characters. Children’s television entertainment programmes, such as Marvel superheroes, WWE wrestling and also Ninja Turtles, these all promote violence to children. It is studied that through television “by the time
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