The Effects Of Television Violence On Children

Cause and Effect
What is the world coming to? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, at home, and now more increasingly at schools across the country. For many children the source of violence is right in their own living rooms. 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 that it is definitely a major source of violent behavior in ...

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can’t be ignored. 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. In Alabama, a nine-year-old boy received a bad report card from his teacher. He suggested sending the teacher poisoned candy as revenge as he had seen on television the night before. 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. These are certainly startling examples of how television can affect the child. It must be pointed out that children watching violent television directly caused all of these situations.
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