Television has become a staple in most homes, and children are often exposed to it from a young age. While there are many educational and entertaining programs available for children to watch, there is also a significant amount of violence present on television. Studies have shown that exposure to TV violence can negatively affect children, causing them to become more aggressive and less empathetic.
If you allow your child to watch television, it is important to be mindful of their viewing content. Try to limit their exposure to violent programming, and instead choose shows that are appropriate for their age and development level. You can also use TV time as an opportunity to discuss the difference between right and wrong with your child. By talking about the consequences of violence, you can help your child understand why it is not an acceptable solution to problems.
If you are concerned that your child may be influenced by TV violence, there are a few signs to look for. These include increased aggression, bullying behavior, and a lack of empathy. If you notice any of these changes in your child, it may be time to have a discussion about the impact of violence on television.
Television violence can negatively affect children, but parents can take steps to mitigate the effects. By being mindful of what children watch and talking to them about the implications of violence, parents can help protect their children from its harmful effects.
Televised programming destroys a child’s creativity, limiting their world to a boring prototype through the eyes of a youngster. It influences a kid’s attention and learning, as well as altering their minds. According to pediatrician Susan R. Johnson, it affects children’s behavior, attention, and learning abilities in negative ways. She noticed that her child’s conduct had altered after seeing her own young girl’s attitude.
Television not only entices children with cartoon characters and video games, but also teaches them that violence is an acceptable norm in society.
Television not only entices children with cartoon characters and video games, but also teaches them that violence is an acceptable norm in society. A study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that by the age of 18, the average American child will have seen 16,000 murders and 200,000 other acts of violence on television.
This constant exposure to television violence desensitizes children and makes them more likely to accept violence as a way to resolve conflicts. Television also glamorizes violence, making it seem like a cool and exciting thing to do. In reality, however, violence is anything but glamorous. It is ugly, destructive and often leads to more violence.
Television violence is not only harmful to children, but it is also harmful to society as a whole. Violence begets violence, and the more children are exposed to it, the more likely they are to become violent adults. Television violence is one of the contributing factors to the rising crime rates in our country. In order to protect our children and our society, we need to limit their exposure to television violence.
Television numbs the child’s mind by causing a lack of imagination. In the article, “How Television Affects Children”, it states that “the children who watched more than ten hours a week had much less time to daydream or use their imaginations. They also were less likely to come up with new and creative ideas, and they were more likely to imitate what they saw on television” (Bryant).
So not only does television decrease the amount of time spent daydreaming, but it also decreases the creativity in children. It is important for children to be able to imagine and create because that is how they learn. If they are just copying what they see, they are not learning anything new.
“The privatization of children’s media use has been yet another catalyst for growth: the increasing use of advertisements” (Advertising and Children). It is a growing trend among businesses looking to profit off their kids’ interest by advertising fast food as well as toys that are way out of reach for parents. Because of peer pressure, the parents feel compelled to do so. If a kid sees his or her buddy with the most popular toy, he or she will want one too.
Television violence is another way children are targeted. It is often said that children see too much violence on television and that it affects their behavior. I believe this to be true to some extent, but I also believe that it is the parent’s responsibility to monitor what their children are watching.
In some cases, it may not be the parents fault. The government should have a say so in what goes on Television during hours when small children are awake and watching. It has been noted by many studies that there is a direct correlation between Television violence and increased aggression in children (Television).
Television violence does not only target young children, but adults as well. With the increasing number of channels, there is also an increase in the amount of violence being shown. Many people believe that the violence on Television desensitizes people to real life violence. This could be a potential problem, but I believe that it is up to the individual to determine whether or not they are becoming desensitized. Television is not reality, and I think that most people are smart enough to know the difference.
While Television violence can be a problem, I believe that it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent to monitor what their children are watching. It is important for parents to be aware of the content their children are consuming and to discuss it with them afterward. Television violence is only a small part of the larger problem of media violence, but it is an important issue nonetheless.
The advertisements are also triggering an increase in weight, owing to the sweet products advertised on television prompting a demand for said goods. The fact that children and researchers are being targeted and conducting studies in order to persuade the younger generation to want the product makes them want it even more because of their bright colors and appeal to the product.
It is important that parents are there to talk to their children about what they see on Television and how it might not be the healthiest thing for them, but instead teach them balance and moderation. another study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that “TV violence can negatively affect children, even if they don’t seem to be paying attention.” It’s not just the content of the show, but also the commercials in between that can have an impact.
When parents don’t keep an eye on what their kids watch, it’s no surprise that they become corrupted. Spongebob, Chowder, and Clarence are three shows that do not instill moral values in a child if anything, they teach children the opposite of the morals they should learn.
Misbehavior such as stealing from a sweets shop, incorrect grammar, and lastly preposterous violent idiotic subject matter are all examples. Children view programs like this as fun entertainment, but take on behaviors similar to those exhibited by their favorite character Spongebob: loud and obnoxious.
Television can also lead to children becoming violent. When a child grows up and watches their favorite character on Television being violent all the time, they might take that as a norm and start to act out in school or with other kids. Television should not be the only thing children watch, and if it is parents should at least check what their children are watching. Television violence can have a very negative effect on children’s lives.
Another way television affects children, is by making them think that the world is just like what they see on T.V.; That everyone gets along and there are no consequences for poor choices. This could not be farther from the truth, but unfortunately many children believe it. In reality, people get hurt every day because of choices they make, and not everything is happy like Television. This can lead to a lot of disappointment later on in life when children realize that the world is not at all how they thought it was.
Television violence is a big problem in today’s society. Some people might say that there is no way to know for sure if Television actually causes children to become violent, but there is definitely a correlation. It is important for parents to be aware of what their children are watching on Television, and to make sure that they are not being exposed to too much violence. Television can have a negative effect on children in many ways, and parents should do their best to monitor their children’s Television viewing habits.