The Influnce Tv on Children

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  • Topic: Television, Aggression, Violence
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The influence of TV on Children
The greatest influence on children of today is television. It has become one of the most popular inventions. As time progresses, television is becoming more and more relevant in the lives of children. With it Children have been able to watch shows designed specifically for children and also historical moments. Historical moments like when men first walked on the moon. The issue of what television influence children's behavior is a controversial one. Some say that advertisements and violent program bring the bad things to our lives. While others believe in the positive affect of televisions such as learning new good things. Television gives us all of these suggestions. A serious reason for parents to stop their children from watching TV is violence. Children could see terrible things on TV such as shooting, killing, fighting from the thrilling films and sometimes act them out. It may become danger if they think violent is ok. Because children are too young so that they may not be able to understand right from wrong. This bad thing can led them into failed way when they are growing. As a society we attempt to guide our children towards proper decisions and right paths. However, television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior. It has been stated the, "Extensive viewing of television by children causes greater aggressiveness." Studies have shown that a child's aggressive behavior increases after watching a violent television program. This perception has been a debate for years. Violence on television greatly influences the behavior of children. Some people believe that children who come from violent parent and neighborhoods commit more crimes. "On a daily basis, children in America are victims of violence, as witnesses to violent acts in their homes or communities, or a victim of abuse, neglect, or personal assault." In some studies, children that come from abusive...
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