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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

  • Television and Media Violence - Is Aggressive Behavior Linked to TV Violence?

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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

  • Television and Media Violence - Effects of TV Violence on Children

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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

  • The Negative Effects Of Violence In TV Shows

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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

  • 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

  • No Clear Link Between TV Violence and Aggression Essay

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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

  • Essay Television and Media - TV Violence is Ruining Children

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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

  • Social Learning Theory and The Effect of TV Violence on Children

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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

  • Television and Censorship - Violence Rating System Needed for TV

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    Violence Rating System Needed for TV Programs While society recognizes the detrimental effects of general television on children, parents and other child advocacy groups don't feel as though there is an adequate rating system. Consequences of ineffective rating systems are that children's personalities are being negatively affected. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made legislation to address this issue, but the children's advocacy community is still dissatisfied. This community

  • Essay about Mad TV: The Impact of Televised Violence on America

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    Mad TV: The Impact of Televised Violence on America Everyone’s seen the classic cartoons. Wile E. Coyote chasing the Roadrunner around a bend, only the Roadrunner turns, but our comedic--and usually stupid--villain doesn’t. So, he falls from a height of what looks like about 500,000 feet, only to become a small puff of smoke at the bottom of the canyon. After all, if what happens to you when you fall from that height were to have happened to Mr. Coyote, that would have been a very short lived