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- - TV Violence Children Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom The level of violence that they see on prime time television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent acts per hour At this rate the average American child will see 8000 murders before they finish elementary school As a child sits in front of baby-sitting television her eyes are glued to the viewing of shoot em up rip em up kind of entertainment We have to remember that the entertainment media plays an extremely powerful role in the formation of values and morals to all youngsters minds of all ages all socioeconomic levels and all levels of intelligence These programs play with kids minds these programs have a tremendous negative effect on our children We as a society must save our future and take an active role in protecting our children from the violence on our television Television cartoons often feature dehumanized characters such as Transformers and the Ninja Turtles who engage in the destructive acts of violence by fighting our real life social problems With acts of violence kids learn to think thats how they should solve their problems MTVs Beavis and Butt-head encourages fire smoking foul language drinking and stealing With these bad attitudes seen depicted as normal on TV shows kids are lead to believe it is cool be have that type attitude Is this what we really want our society especially our younger generation to believe If we truly thought that television had no impact on viewers why would companies spend billion of dollars on television advertising If commercials have an effect then so do the shows that the children watch For example youngsters mimic many of the violent acts that
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