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Landon McGaw April 25 2001 English 101 Television Violence And Our Children Television violence is a growing problem in our society and leads to aggression in people all over the world Every year more and more situations occur where violence viewed on television programming leads to tragedy In many cases these problems involve young children Children as young as 2 or 3 years old have the intelligence to recognize violence that they view on their television sets and do not realize that what they are viewing is not a part of reality Television networks only care about how high their ratings and violence in programming is a necessity to high ratings As I have already stated television violence leads to aggression Exposure to television violence is an important factor in aggressive behavior in children Barbara 1 Take cartoons for example Children of all ages love to watch cartoons In many cartoons the main plot is for the good guys to destroy the bad guys Look at such cartoons as Batman Power Rangers and Xmen In each of these cartoons violence occurs in every single episode Young children view these cartoons and see the violence in every single episode After seeing this on TV they feel that it is all right to go out and reenact what they saw on television Granted it would probably be almost impossible to eliminate violence from these programs a line must be drawn to let children know that what they are viewing is not a part of reality One of the main reasons why children feel that the violence they see in television is okay is due to the way in which it is portrayed Infliction of pain and suffering is so desensitized it has become a source of entertainment Caruso C4 After viewing violence in many of the programs that young children see on television they begin to enjoy seeing this type of behavior The fact
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