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Violence on TV - Cause of Childhood Aggression There is a great deal of speculation on the effect television plays in childhood aggression Two contrasting views regarding this issue are violent television increases aggressive behavior and violent television does not increase aggressive behavior However there might be different factors that increase or decrease the influence of violence in media on the children These can include education social class environment and parental control Still in my opinion violence on TV plays one of the major roles in childhood aggression Television is a central part of our lives In some cases television is a persons number one activity Violence has become a major part of our daily television Whether it is on the news or in a movie even in commercials violence is present on the majority of the various channels Many TV stations are probably aware of that but still show violence because it is profitable because older population likes to come home from work and relax watching an action movie However children often happen to be near their parents so they end up watching that action movie too The viewer absorbs all the violence on television Violence on television has a negative effect on children viewers Add to this positive portrayal of negative behavior the fact that childrens programs were least likely to show the bad effects of violence and most likely to make it funny As Donnerstein says Were showing children violence that goes unpunished is realistic and humorous Goodman 458 Many times the case is that the violence on television goes unpunished so the children think that it is normal to perform a violent act When children are exposed to TV violence there is a possibility that they will become less sensitive to real life violence The children lose sympathy and feelings for victims of actual violence The more children are exposed to televised violence the more children will not be emotionally disturbed
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