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Television Violence Society was changed forever through the invention of the television We now have access to information across the globe and entertainment around the clock At what point has the industry crossed the line in television entertainment Mentally or physically we all at some point or another want to be like the television personalities we see on a daily basis No one is more influenced than the impressionable youths who are raised by the television rather than their parents After all television is Americas baby-sitter The entertainment media plays an extremely powerful role in the formation of values and morals of todays youths Television violence affects youngsters of all ages from all walks of life Todays children and teens are subject to vast amounts of violence on TV They are being fed a steady flow of death murder blood and other grotesque acts These disruptive viewings can eventually take a toll on a person and the way they view life some day For instance TV cartoons feature-dehumanized characters such as transformers and the ninja turtles which are engaged in destructive acts of violence and mutilation MTVs Beavis and Butt-head encourage fire smoking foul language drinking and condone stealing Is this what we want our society especially our younger generation to be subjected to Children watch and are enthralled with action and killing Later they graduate to other TV programs that depict actual live human beings killing or degrading others Inevitably some youngsters will actually try to imitate the brutality in real life For example youngsters do indeed try to mimic and imitate cartoon characters such as Beavis and Butt-head One day a five year old boy watched his favorite cartoon Beavis and Butt-head and saw the characters pull one of there famous arson stunts The result He set his house on fire and his younger sister was killed Three teenagers in Minnesota imitating a scene from Walt Disneys The Program laid down on
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