How much television do you, or your children, watch in an average day? There have always been concerns over the potentially harmful effects of media violence on children.
TV Violence and Children No. Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior. Unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent. Hundreds of studies of the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that children may: Sometimes, watching a single violent program can increase aggressiveness.
Children who view shows in which violence is very realistic, frequently repeated or unpunished, are more likely to imitate what they see. Children with emotional, behavioral, learning or impulse control problems may be more easily influenced by TV violence.
The impact of TV violence may show immediately in the child's behavior or may surface years later. Young people can be affected even when their home life shows no tendency toward violence. While TV violence is not the only cause of aggressive or violent behavior, it is clearly a significant factor.
Parents can protect children from excessive TV violence in the following ways: The amount of time children watch TV, regardless of content, should be moderated because it decreases time spent on more beneficial activities such as reading, playing with friends, and developing hobbies.
If parents have serious difficulties setting limits, or have ongoing concerns about their child's behavior, they should contact a child and adolescent psychiatrist or a mental health provider for consultation and assistance.
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Television violence influences children to a great extent because they relate to characters on television. Television violence affects children of different ages in different ways. The effect depends on their level of understanding, the way they interpret and process information and their own experiences and upbringing.
This paper therefore examines the impact of television viewing in influencing adolescents’ sexual behaviour. Statement of the problem Television Influence on adolescents Sexual Behaviour and sexual information from the television rather than their parents or other adults.
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Some viewers believe that there is an increasingly large amount of violence on television and this widespread public concern has: “Led to calls for stricter controls on the depiction of violence in programs.".
In “Enticing Viewers: Sex and Violence In TV Guide Program Advertisements,” Gilbert Williams explains the role of violence in television programs. Williams conducts a study to prove that television programs that consist of violence have higher ratings than those that do not contain violence.
Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents. Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and.