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Whats on TV This is a common question of todays generation A person might reply with one of the following news sitcoms cartoons sports or any other various programs Is this what is really on television Take a closer look What is consistently in these programs Violence violence is whats on television Objections may arise from this statement because of violent desensitization but that does not change the fact that most shows contain violence In 1949 a mere 2 of American homes had television sets This increased to 64 by 1955 93 by the mid-60s and 98 today Hughes and Hasbrouck 3 With so many televisions in homes today and working parents TV has become the closest and most constant companion for American children Zuckerman 1 US children begin watching television at a very early age and are frequent viewers by the time that they are two or three years old The amount of time that American children spend watching TV is astounding an average of four hours a day 28 hours a week 2400 hours a year nearly 18000 hours by the time they graduate from high school In comparison they spend a mere 13000 hours in school from kindergarten through twelfth grade American children spend more time watching TV than any other activity besides sleeping With all this time in front of the television how much violence do children watch A typical child will witness 8000 murders and 100000 other acts of violence before he or she leaves elementary school Hughes and Hasbrouck 4 People dont realize the amount of violence on television With improved special effects violent scenes are more realistic and grotesque which attributes to the popularity of violent shows Also several sources indicate that five violent acts per hour occur during prime time television and 20 to 25 violent acts occur during Saturday morning cartoons Many psychologists agree that viewing television violence causes an increase in aggression especially in young
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