The Effects Of Media On Children 's Children

2605 Words Apr 16th, 2015 11 Pages
The media in today’s society is very influential on children. Many children learn violent behavior and they become aggressive children because they are exposed to so much mature content. Many television shows contain a lot of violence, for example kids fighting each other, kids bullying other kids and kids yelling and disrespecting their parents.
Most people when analyzing this issue tend to focus on drugs, sex, and violence in terms of the television media. It would be more appropriate to determine which types of imagery, programs, and activities are more likely to alter a child’s behavior and determine which of these appear on television. According to an article by KD Browne and C Hamilton-Giachristsis published in the academic journal, “20–25 violent acts are shown in children’s television programs each hour, with an average of three to five violent acts during prime-time television viewing” (Browne 703). About 47% of the violent situation ends with the victims appearing unharmed; 58% do not even show pain to the alleged victims. Premium broadcasting networks include a larger variety of various potentially violent materials. So much of these different forms of media target young children and teens directly. Their advertisements and products are designed to attract the attention of a certain age group. Often, parents have no idea what their child is being shown. Of the millions of TV show, web videos, articles, and movies, an astonishing 45% of all media output is…
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