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It often seems that anywhere you look violence rearing its ugly head and sadly it plays a big part in many peoples lives Violence can be found almost everywhere in the streets back alleys at schools and even in the home In fact in almost all living rooms in homes across North America a television can be found and on it violent images are being shown The television is the one that provides children with entertainment and knowledge they need and therefore they often believe anything and everything they see Research has been done to show why children are so captivated by tv and violent programs in particular The research proves time and time again that aggression and television viewing go hand in hand Some are trying to fight this problem while others are ignoring it and hoping it will go away and still others dont even seem to care However the facts are obvious and spek for themselves television violence casuses children to be violent and the effects can be life long Violent television viewing does effect children and the effects are shown in several cases For example in New York a 16-year-old boy broke into a cellar and while doing this he was wearing gloves The boy said he learned to do this so he would not leave any fingerprints and that he learned this from a television show In California a seven-year-old boy put ground-up glass into the family dinner When asked why he did it he said that he wanted to see if the same thing would happen in real life as it did on television Howe 72 These are serious and true examples of how television can affect the child It is important to point out that children watching violent television directly caused all of these situations Not only does television violence affect a child there youth but it also can affect them in their adulthood Television violence
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