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Effects of Television Violence What has the world come to these days It often seems like everywhere one looks violence rears its ugly head We see it in the streets back alleys school and even at home In many peoples living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed It is the television and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results A lot of research has gone into showing why television and the things that take place on the screen affect kids Research shows that movies and TV are definitely a major source of violent behavior in children The research proves time and time again that aggression and television viewing do go hand in hand It is true that violence on the boob tube affects children Some are try to find a solution for the problem others ignore it and hope that the problem disappears However the facts are undeniable The research has been done and the information has resulted out to one conclusion Television violence causes children to be violent and the effected for the rest of their lives The research proved my hypothesis Violent television viewing does affect children The effects have been seen in a number of cases The First case In Alabama a nine-year-old boy received a bad report card from his teacher He suggested sending the teacher poisoned candy as revenge as he had seen on television the night before In California a seven-year-old boy sprinkled ground-up glass into the lamb stew the family was to eat for dinner When asked why he did it he replied that he wanted to see if the results would be the same in real life as they were on television Howe 72 In New York a boy broke into a basement When the police caught him
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