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DON-RAYTV Violence on Children Introduction In the United States children watch an average of three to fours hours of television daily Cantor Wilson 1984 p 28 Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior Unfortunately much of todays television programming is violent Studies of the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that children may become insensitive to violence Consequently they tend to gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems by imitating the violence they observe on television and they identify with certain characters good or bad Therefore extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness Rosenthal 1986 Time Spent Watching Television Typically children begin watching television at a very early age sometimes as early as six months and are fervent viewers by the time that they are two or three years old Murray 1997 The amount of time that American children spend watching TV is remarkable an average of four hours a day 28 hours a week 2400 hours a year nearly 18000 hours by the time they graduate from high school Chen 1994 p23 In comparison they spend a mere 13000 hours in school from kindergarten through twelfth grade Chen 1994 It appears children spend more time watching TV than any other activity Studies have shown that children in the hours between school and dinnertime spend nearly 80 percent of the time watching television Chen 1994 Children living in poverty watch even more television than average -- some up to seven hours a day TV Violence on Children By the time a poor child graduates from high school he or she may have watched as many as 22000 hours of TV Chen 1994 Bandura 1973 indicates that sometimes watching a single violent program can increase aggressiveness Children who watch television shows in which violence is very realistic frequently repeated or unpunished are more likely to imitate what
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