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Discuss the impact of television violence upon childhood aggression and childhood violence. Please include in your essay what parents can do to help decrease or remove the negative influences of television violence upon their children.
Television Violence: A Factor Of Aggression Levels In Children
Length: 9 pages (2496 Words)
Television Violence: A Factor of Aggression Levels in Children
A child was tried as an accessory to murder on the claim that the violence that he watched on television influenced him participate in a murder (TV Violence). The topic of violence on television affecting the levels of aggression in children has been a heavily debated topic since the l 970's. Countless studies have been performed that yielded positive results in that violence in media do increase aggression. Prolonged exposure to violence on television is directlv related to children showing increased levels of aggression and antisocial behaviors as they become older. This is due to the amount of television watched by the child, how the child's perception of violence is altered by the fictional violence in the media, how the child relates to the characters performing the acts of violence, and how these acts can teach the child to act them out in public.