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The debate over whether or not violence on television causes aggressive behavior in children has often been discussed Many studies have been done to determine the extent of which violent television programs affect the behavior of children The following papers will present both sides of the debate Heres the scene Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck and a well-armed Elmer Fudd are having a stand-off in the forest Daffy the rat-fink has just exposed Bugs latest disguise so Bugs takes off the costume and says Thats right Doc Im a wabbit Would you like to shoot me now or wait until we get home Shoot him now Shoot him now Daffy screams You keep out of this Bugs says He doesnt have to shoot you now He does so have to shoot me now says Daffy Full of wrath he storms up to Elmer Fudd and shrieks And I demand that you shoot me now This is an example of the violence on television that experts are talking about This paragraph is funny and humorous because everyone even little children know that Elmer Fudd doesnt shoot Daffy Duck We believe that violence on television does not lead to aggressive behavior While the perception of the general public is just the opposite multiple studies indicate that violence on television does not lead to aggressive behavior Professor Earls a Professor of Public Health at Harvard has theorized that only certain children display aggressive behavior after witnessing violence on television Additionally studies that lead the public to believe that television violence is bad have many flaws in their methodology Research such as The Catharsis Theory have no serious ethical or methodical problems Violence on television does not lead to aggressive behavior In spite of this accumulated evidence broadcasters and scientists continue to debate the link between the viewing TV violence and childrens aggressive behavior Some broadcasters believe that there is not enough evidence to prove that TV
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