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    Violence on TV Essay

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    Violence on TV For a long time now the debate has been, and continues to be, as to whether or not violence on television makes children more violent. As with all contentious issues there are both proponents and detractors. This argument has been resurrected in the wake of school shootings, most notably Columbine and Erfurt, Germany; and acts of random violence by teenagers, the murders of two Dartmouth professors. Parents, teachers, pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and FCC Chairmen William

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    Is Aggressive Behavior Linked to Television Violence?      According the Centerwall (1992), the average child aged 2-5 in 1990 watched 27 hours of television per day, or almost 4 hours per day. When much of what is on television, including cartoons and television shows targeted at children, contains violence, it becomes important to know whether watching televised violence can lead to or increase aggressive behavior. Social learning theory tells us that children model their

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    Effects of Television Violence on Children   Television is the mainstream of our culture. Violence on television has been a topic of conflict since before 1950. There have been repeated debates on how to protect children from the harmful effects of violence on television. Television is one form of modern media that influences the everyday lives of people. Televised violence has a major effect on how children perceive the world and how they behave. "American television has become the most

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    TV shows have been known to teach the audience lessons about life and spread knowledge to their viewers, however sometimes the violence depicted in programs can get out of hand. TV shows often have a meaning behind every episode but sometimes the amount of violence shown blurs that meaning. Most of these shows have an audience of young viewers from the ages of 10 and above, and being this young children’s minds are the most bendable and adaptable to their morals in life. As television is one of the

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    of television violence because many young children cannot discriminate what they see and what is real reports the American Academy of pediatrics.” (American Academy of Pediatrics) My topic is does the media affect children’s minds. I honestly agree 100 % with this topic because I remember as a kid tv had brainwashed me. I will be discussing 5 major points Grand Theft Auto, Relating back to myself, they become immune or numb to the horror of violence, and they begin to accept violence as a way to

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    Essay on Effects of TV Violence on Children

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    government agencies have begun to study the effects of violence on television as a prominent variable in childhood and adolescent aggressiveness. The prevalence of violence in television is rampant. It is as addictive as a drug to the children and adolescents, and is accomplishing two extreme reactions: a desensitization towards pain and suffering in the world, and instilling fear of the world as a dark, cold place. Although violence in all media has become a prominent issue, the focus

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    Television Violence and Aggression   There is a great deal of speculation on the role of television violence in childhood aggression.  Research demonstrates there may be other intervening variables causing aggression.  These variables include IQ, social class, parental punishment, parental aggression, hereditary, environmental, and modeling.  With all of these factors to taken into consideration it is difficult to determine a causal relationship between television violence and aggression

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    Effect of TV Violence on Children In the United States children watch an average of three to fours hours of television daily (Cantor & Wilson, 1984, p. 28). Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior. Unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent. Studies of the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that children may become insensitive to violence. Consequently, they tend to gradually accept violence as a way

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    The purposes of this project were to examine TV violence and analyze how TV violence may influence children’s aggression. In Bandura’s Bobo doll experiment, results showed that children who observed aggressive models toward the Bobo doll were more likely to imitate that behavior than children who observed non-aggressive models. Male children were more likely to imitate the model if they were the same-sex compared to female children. Male children displayed more physical aggression compared to female

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    TV Violence is Ruining Children   A young child sits in front of a television watching cartoons while his mother runs around the house doing various chores.  The mother passes the room the child is in and glances at the television each time she passes.  The child is watching "Sesame Street."  Then, a half an hour later, "Mr. Rogers" is on. The mother walks into the room a half an hour later and stops in horror at what is on the television.  Her young son is watching the same station as before

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