The Effects Of Television Violence On Children

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This guest teaches your children to resolve conflicts through violence. The guest baby sits your kids and teaches them principles you don’t agree with. Does watching violence in TV is harmful for your children? Is it Ok to let the 2 year olds watch TV unsupervised? No says the American replacing baby sitters?
Hypothesis: Extensive viewing of television violence causes children to behave in aggressive or harmful ways to others.
"Children model behavior they see in the media," she wrote in 1993. "If kids don 't see the consequences of violence, it teaches them that violence doesn 't cause serious harm. When heroes use violence it sends a message that violence is an appropriate way to respond to problems."
Ever since TV has been introduced into the homes, parents, teacher and psychologists have been wanting to know about the impact of TV on children. According to the report given by National institute of mental Health in 1982, the following effects were identified in children on viewing excessive violence in TV [1] http://www.apa.org/action/resources/research-in-action/protect.aspx

• Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others.
• Children may be more fearful of the world around them.
• Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others.

According to YourChild website published by University of Michigen, childen aged 2-11in America are watching more TV that ever. The website provides the following information on TV…
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