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Is Violence on Television Acceptable for our Growing Generation I The Beginning Since the beginning of time there has always been violence From the death of Abel by his brother Cain in the Bible to the mighty gladiator stadiums in Rome ruled by Alexander the Great to the horrible accusations of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 to what I will talk about specifically in this position paper violence on the famous family fun center the television To start off John Logie Baird invented the mechanical television in 1926 The soul purpose of the mechanical television was to be able to see images at home from current events from around the world right in your very own home But what Baird did not know was that in the future much controversy would come from what was viewed and played on the television set that he had created The television set has been the center of media violence since the 1950s II The Facts Children will have spent more than 50 more time in front of the television than in front of the teacher by the time they graduate high school It is estimated in many studies that adolescents and children watch a total of twenty-two to twenty-eight hours of television a week The average American household has their television set turned on for more than seven hours a day The average American child watches three to four of those hours that the television set is turned on About 98 of Americans own at least one television set in their household And about 65 of all people who own a television set have at least two or more television sets in their household It is estimated that young children in America will have seen 8ooo murders and 1ooooo acts of violence by the time they leave elementary school III The Reality Cases Mark Branch a teenager
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