Essay on Effect of violence seen on Television

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The Effects of Violence Seen on Television      One Saturday morning when I was five years old, I was watching an episode of the Roadrunner on television. As Wile Coyote was pushed off a cliff by the roadrunner for the fourth or fifth time, I started laughing uncontrollably. I then watched a Bugs Bunny show and started laughing whenever I saw Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck and his bill went twirling around his head. The next day, I pushed my brother off a cliff and shot my dog to see ifs its head would twirl around.      Obviously, the last sentence is not true. The example above is an exaggeration of the effects of violence on television can have on children. To a five-year-old child,…show more content…
Some watched cartoons that had many violent and aggressive acts; others watched shows that did not have any kind of violence. The researchers noticed real differences between the children who watched violent shows and those who watched non-violent shows. Children who watched the violent shows were more likely to argue, disobey, strike playmates, and become impatient ( ). Children’s minds are like sponges; they take in everything around them, and unless they are told something is not ok, they will believe that it is ok to do the example presented to them.      From personal observation of working around children for about twenty hours per week, children do imitate the violent acts they see on television. Physical Violence is more notable in boys than girls, whereas girls are more violent verbally than physically. I note two different instances when entertaining a group of kids in a birthday party. At a birthday party of nine-year-old boys, they tend to become bored and distracted very easily. I turned my back for only a few minutes when a boy began imitating wrestling moves he had seen on a wrestling television show. I am sure the show he saw was for entertainment purposes only and was never meant to be reenacted; however, he was under the impression that the wrestling moves were ok to try on his friends. At a ten-year-old girls birthday party, the theme of the party was Lizzie McGuire, a popular sitcom on the
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