Informative Speech Outline, Children and Violence Essay

1264 Words May 8th, 2013 6 Pages
Informative Speech Outline #2
Topic: Children and TV Violence
General Purpose/ Goal: To inform.
Specific Goal: I want my audience to know more about TV violence and children’s exposure to it.
Thesis Statement: My informative speech is going to inform you about the definition of violence, how the media rates violence, and children’s exposure to media violence.
Organizational Pattern: Topical

INTRODUCTION
I. Mahatma Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
II. Today I am going to inform you about the issues of TV violence and the impact of the contents’ exposure to children.
III. I am not a parent myself; however this issue should be of concern to each and every one of you because children are our
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The media has a general guideline for the suitability of shows for different age groups.
A. Television shows have audience ratings, designed to help indicate which audience the TV program is appropriate for.
1. TV-Y, which is appropriate for all children, targeting children from ages 2-6 yrs. Old.
2. TV-Y7, directed to older children. Ages 7yrs. old and up.
3. TV-G, general audience.
4. TV-PG, parental guidance suggested. May contain material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. Including moderate violence, some sexual situations, infrequent coarse language, or some suggestive dialogue.
5. TV-14, parents strongly cautioned. Ages 14 yrs. and up. To include: intense violence, intense sexual situations, strong coarse language, or intensely suggestive dialogue.
6. TV-MA, mature audience only. Unsuitable for children under 17. Contains graphic violence, explicit sexual activity, or crude indecent language.
B. Even though there are warnings for the material that you are about to view on the TV, these warnings don’t physically stop you from watching the content that isn’t appropriate for your age group.

(Transition: Now that you see the relationship between media and violence, let’s talk about my last main point, which is children’s exposure to media violence.)
III. With the media increasing the amount of violent shows aired, children are becoming more exposed to the content.
A. The…