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Children from the ages 6-11 spend more time watching television than they do in the classroom The level of violence that they see on prime time television is about five violent acts per hour and the level of violence on Saturday that includes cartoons morning programming is about 20 to 25 violent acts per hour Many children watch TV shows that seem perfectly OK but they are really leaving a negative image on our children that effect them in many ways Some of those effects includes TV can take over a childs life therefore cutting them off from the rest of the world Also children watch these TV shows that encourages violence placing a long-term effect on the formation of values and morals Children also watch how these fictional characters doing immoral things such as drinking smoking and violence and feel like it is Ok for them to do it because the people on TV are doing it Another reason is that children are watching fictional characters and mimicking what they do which usually leading to violence We as a society must save our future and take an active role in protecting our children from the violence on our television The power of television turns into an addiction for many people including children Many children will plan their whole life around what is on TV at a specific time Ron Kaufman states Unsupervised a child could watch TV constantly-- endlessly Worst of all children become completely motionless while viewing the tube It usually makes people feel very lazy after watching because their minds go into a relaxed mode An addition to TV has also lead to the decrease in reading Each year children read less and less and watch television more and more In fact Americans of all ages watch more television each year writes Moody Many children sit in front of the TV as quiet as can be but it is because
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