The Negative Impacts Of Television Violence And Its Effects On Television

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Over the past few centuries, people have seen an extreme transition from letters and telegrams to cell phones and flat-screen TVs. These advancements have allowed people to connect, communicate more efficiently, and access a wide range of information that previous generations would not have dreamed of viewing. By the end of the next decade, the world’s technological abilities are expected to be one thousand times higher than current capabilities, and this surge indicates that technology will become further ingrained in people’s daily lives ("The Emerging Future Is …”). However, the impacts of the flourishing technology industry is not completely positive. As the United States becomes more reliant on technology, a new type of bullying -- cyber bullying -- has risen, and video programs have allowed more realistic violence to develop on television. Technological advancement, electronic aggression, and the surge in violence portrayed on TV spur an increase in national crime rates and conflict in general.
Television programming in the United States is considered the most violent in advanced industrialized nations. Nearly two-thirds of all television programming contains violence. Dramas include realistic stories about crime, psychotic murderers, police cases, emergency services, internationalism, and war. As people view these shows, they themselves become more susceptible to commit violent actions (Hepburn).
Technology and the media prime society to become more violent through
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