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How does violence in media influence children Use sociological arguments to back up your claims There were a lot of researches to determine whether or not violence in media affect the children Research has given some important information on how children of different ages respond to media and how much they are influenced by it One particular study done by Williams and Handford in 1986 documented the changes reported that time spent sleeping at social gatherings outside the home in conversation in leisure activities such as reading knitting and writing doing household tasks and involved in community activities and sports was reduced after television became available In some cases parents may use television frequently as a babysitter or distraction device Therefore children spend most of their time in front of the TV Bronfenbrenner in 1973 stated The major impact of television may not be in the behaviours that it induces but rather in the behaviours that it preempts Watkins Calvert Huston-Stein and Wright said that When there is an adult who comments on the action the child remembers more information and is more likely to imitate what he or she has seen Thus adults have an important impact on how television affects children Studies demonstrated that children exposed to either a real person or a cartoon character behaving aggressively on television would subsequently behave more aggressively than children who had not seen aggressive acts modeled In general research indicated that children are more likely to imitate aggression when the perpetrator of the violence is rewarded or at least not punished and when the violence is presented as justified Atkin said that Although violence presented as real appears to promote aggression more in adults than violence described as fictional fictional violence also seems to make aggression more likely than programming without violent content Whether aggression is presented in a realistic way or in cartoons may however make no difference to childrens propensity to imitate
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