Tv Violence And Children

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Tv Violence And Children

TV Violence and Children


Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than
they do in the classroom. The level of violence that they see on prime time
television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on
Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent
acts per hour. At this rate, the average American child will see 8,000 murders
before they finish elementary school!
As a child sits in front of baby-sitting television, her eyes are glued
to the viewing of shoot em' up rip em' up kind of entertainment. We have to
remember that the entertainment media plays an extremely powerful role in the
formation of values and morals, to all youngsters' minds of all ages, all
socioeconomic levels, and all levels of intelligence. These programs "play"
with kids' minds; these programs have a tremendous negative effect on our
children. We, as a society, must save our future and take an active role in
protecting our children from the violence on our television.
Television cartoons often feature dehumanized characters, such as
Transformers and the Ninja Turtles, who engage in the destructive acts of
violence by fighting our real life social problems. With acts of violence, kids
learn to think that's how they should solve their problems. MTV's Beavis and
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