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effects of television Television violence is a negative message of reality to the children who see it In this essay I am going to show and prove that violence on television causes children to be more violent Over the years there have been many studies to show that there is an excessive amount of violence not only in adult programs but also in childrens programs Television and the American Child by George Comstock states on page 27 that the National Television Violence Study which took three years to finish shows shocking information about what we are viewing everyday What the analysis of 2693 television programs from 23 channels showed is that a majority of programs contain what the researchers call harmful violence They found that in 73 percent of the scenes the violence went unpunished In nearly half of the programs with slugfests and shoot-outs the victims miraculously never appeared harmed In 58 percent they showed no pain in fact only 16 percent of the programs showed any long-term problems physical emotional or financial We must show the children that the things that the characters do hurt people and that violence is never the answer to any problem We must teach the next generation how to work out his or her problems with his or her enemy by talking the problem out with the other and finding other means of solving their differences Another example of the amount of violence in kids television shows can be seen in Marilyn Drozs director of research for the National Coalition on Television Violence study on the Power Rangers This is what she came up with 1 Seventy percent of the kids who watch the show say the fighting is what they like best 2 In an hour of Power Rangers programming there is an average of 211 acts of violence 3 A typical Saturday morning cartoon hour generally
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