Effects of Television Violence and Children

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Effects of Television violence and Children

Outline:
I.THESIS STAEMENT:
Although the television serves as a form of entertainment, when you abuse its use, and make it a habit to watch, it gives negative effects on the behavior of children especially in their brain’s development.
II. PORPUSE OF THE RESEARCH
III. INTRODUCTION
IV. HIPOTHESIS & METHOD
A. CHILDREN QUESTIONNAIRE
1. HOW IT CAN AFFECT VIEWER’S BEHAVIOUR
2. CHILDREN RESPONSES
B. EFFECTS & RESULTS
1. NEGATIVE EFFECTS
a. Behavior of children
b. Brain development
C. Discussion
V. CONCLUSION
VI. REFERENCES
VII. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Thesis Statement: Although the television serves as a form of entertainment, when you abuse its use, and make it a habit to watch, it gives negative
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As a means of carrying out my own research I compiled a questionnaire for children to complete.

Finally, I collated the results of the questionnaires.

RESULTS

The results obtained from the questionnaire do not directly link to the hypothesis of this experiment. What they do show however is that of the 20 parents asked 100% of children watch television and 50% of children have access to television in their bedrooms.

In addition the results did show that 2 children did display levels of violence after watching television but the program in both instances was not completed on the questionnaire, for what reason I do not know.

Furthermore the questionnaire revealed that the average time children are watching television is between 3-5 hours per day..

The children’s questionnaire did not support the hypothesis because the majority of children said they felt happy when watching the selected programs and none of the children felt angry.

The majority of the results are linked to this experiment but not directly, they do support research of the hours children spend watching television and from what age .In addition the only direct link made was the 2 displays of violence after watching television a program, however more information would have to be gathered on this question for it to be conclusive.

The results obtained could still be used as further evidence to support previous research as the
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