Having Regulations On Reality T.V.

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There has always been controversy as to whether there should be regulations on reality tv shows or not It would be a positive gesture to hold regulations on reality tv. Although having regulations on reality tv limits violence, decreases bad ratings, and makes the show more family oriented, it can make the show less intriguing because it wouldn’t be as melodramatic, it wouldn’t be real if it had rules, and it limits the freedom of the people on the show.
According to Shannon Kelly, reality television has the worst reputation of any type of television programming. Reality tv has gotten bad ratings and reviews due to its violence, profanity, racism, behavior, etc. if these shows had regulations, there wouldn’t be so much negative feedback
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Kids with a higher exposure to sexual shows on tv are more likely to try things than kids with a lower exposure to initiate sexual intercourse. (Facts and TV Statistics 1) New surveys show that 75% of the 1,505 adults polled from March 17-21 would like to see tighter enforcement rules on broadcast content particularly when children are watching. Research from the University of Kansas shows that children spend more time watching television than in any other activity besides sleeping. Children younger than eight years old cannot discriminate between real life and fantasy entertainment, therefore they don’t understand wrong from right. Reality tv shows that use profanity and violence are only encouraging kids to be like them. Offensive material on tv has increased by 78% since 2003 and 64% of parents with one child between the ages of two and seventeen believed media in general was getting too inappropriate for their families. Many parents say that tv is no longer family oriented and have to keep an eye out for their children on what they watch. (Facts and TV Statistics 2) Some sources believe that much of reality programming is a bad influence of today’s youth. The Parents Television Council voices many concerns about the effects of reality programs on children, and it has contemplated many studies on the genre. “The study found that there were 9.9 instances of foul language per hour
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