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The average child watches about three to five hours of television per day Devore 17 In that amount of time heshe could view several different violent acts It may not seem like much but that is certainly enough to give the child the wrong idea about violence Being younger and less developed small children and even preteens and teenagers are susceptible to the influence projected by television violence in the news and cartoons This problem has been overlooked for a long time and its now to the point where young children commit violent acts Statistics show children watch an excessive amount of television viewing thousands of examples of TV violence which is a major problem causing children to commit horrendous acts against other human beings but through experiments conducted by psychologist prevention and censorship ideas have been established to help children understand TV violence as well as all kinds of violence is wrong Statistics concerning television violence and young children are alarmingly high In one family alone the average time spent watching television is near seventy-seven hours per week Abbott This is not surprising because ninety-eight percent of all homes have at least one TV Kendall 87 so all the houses with many more televisions add a significant amount to this number It is predicted that by the time a child graduates from high school he or she will have watched 22000 hours of television Abbott containing as many as eight thousand murders highlighted on the news or other such programs Brady Many of these acts are seen on prime-time television which air as many as six violent acts per hour Myers 573 This incredibly high amount of television viewing is more almost twice the amount of time spent in school playing sports participating in after school activities or talking to parents With all this influence brought on by the TV boys seem more affected by it than girls Chidley
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