Although the television serves as a form of entertainment, when you abuse its use, and make it a habit to watch, it gives negative effects on the behavior of children especially in their brain’s development. II. PORPUSE OF THE RESEARCH
IV. HIPOTHESIS & METHOD
A. CHILDREN QUESTIONNAIRE
1. HOW IT CAN AFFECT VIEWER’S BEHAVIOUR
2. CHILDREN RESPONSES
B. EFFECTS & RESULTS
1. NEGATIVE EFFECTS
a. Behavior of children
b. Brain development
Although the television serves as a form of entertainment, when you abuse its use, and make it a habit to watch, it gives negative effects on the behavior of children especially in their brain’s development. Purpose of the Research:
This paper aims to explore the effect of violence seen on TV on children’s behavior. Television violence and its effects on viewers has been a controversial issue for many years. 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." (Gunter and McAleer 1990)
I chose this research topic because I have a three year old boy who I babysit from time to time and enjoys watching television. I thought it may give me an insight into the effect these so called, children’s programs are actually having on him, if any.
The vast majority of research is inconclusive but demonstrates strong links between viewing violence and committing violent acts. To try and add value to previous research I conducted my own research through collating information from questionnaires issued to children (ages 5-17) in my best friend work place, New Era Educational School in Toa Baja PR; however the results did not directly support my hypothesis.