TV Violence


Effects Of Television On Violence
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Effects of Television on Violence
What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school,
and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed.
It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results. Much
research has gone into showing why children are so mesmerized by this big glowing box and the action that takes place within it. Research shows ...

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Violent television viewing does affect
children.
The effects have been seen in a number of cases. In New York, a 16-year-old boy broke into a cellar. When the police caught him and asked him why he was
wearing gloves he replied that he had learned to do so to not leave fingerprints and that he discovered this on television (Howe 70). In California, a
seven-year-old boy sprinkled ground-up glass into the lamb stew the family was to eat for dinner. When asked why he did it he replied that he wanted to
see if the results would be the same in real life as they were on television (Howe 72). These are certainly startling examples of how children watching
violent television directly causes violent behavior.
Not only does television violence affect the child's youth, but it can also affect his or her adulthood. Some psychologists and psychiatrists feel that
continued exposure to such violence might unnaturally speed up the impact of the adult world on the child. This can force the child ...

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just seeing
a police officer handing a ticket to a speeding violator, he can beat the offender bloody on television. However, children don't always realize this is
not the way thing are handled in real life. They come to expect it, and when they don't see it the world becomes bland and in need of violence. The children
then can create the violence that their mind craves.
Another example of violence breeding violence in children is apparent in the big cities. "Aggressive behavior was more acceptable in the city, where a child's
popularity rating with classmates was not hampered by his or her aggression" (Huesmann 166). In the bigger cities, crime and violence is inevitable, expected
and, ...

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