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Televisions growing popularity in the 1950s gradually gave way to the effects of violence during society Leading up to today children repeatedly commit acts of violence seen on television through aggressiveness and desensitizing These effects may be noticeable in the childs early stages of life or in adulthood Illustrated in various examples through out the essay are the identification and effects of television violence and ways to reduce the impact on youth behavior Programs geared toward children such as violent or anti-social cartoons portray aggressiveness in childrens behavior Southpark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Simpsons are to name a few violent cartoons Elementary kids star in the cartoon Southpark and it is meant to represent violent comedy Kids kill kids blood spews from their insides and fights constantly break out amongst the characters all in the name of comedy The Ninja Turtles teach kids how to fight with various weapons Even though the turtles fought the bad guys kids cannot distinguish good guys from bad guys at such a young age therefore they harm anybody that stands in their way Last the Simpsons depict an anti-social view The Simpsons make it okay for your father to drink four cases of beer a night and go to work drunk The Simpson children show other children irresponsibility and the mother reveals that sexual discrimination is a way of life No matter what violent and anti-s ocial cartoon children are viewing one can bet they will learn and experiment with the same acts of aggression There are several outcomes of television viewing Some examples are less sensitive to pain and suffering of others more fearful of their surroundings and behavior becomes more aggressive and harmful Children who watch a lot of TV are less aroused by violent scenes than are those who only watch a little in other words theyre less bothered by violence in general and less likely to think
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