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What impact does violence on television have on children?

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Uyen Le 02/25/03 English Period 4 What impact does violence on television have on children? Violence on television influence children's behavior both positive and negatively. They can watch the shows and learn from what they see. TV violence has been related to the aggressive behavior in children, although it is not clear how much of an impact TV violence actually has." Parents need to spend a great deal more time helping their children ready themselves for what the real world has in store for them, rather then let them sit in front of the television watching the orchestrated events that take place in the WWF," said by Robert McStocker, a sixth grade teacher. ...read more.

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Many parents thinks that wrestling had a positive impact on their kids life. " My son was very shy and kept to himself, but since he started watching wrestling his confidence level has improved 100%," said Joe Hurles, a news reporter. Others suggest that parents should explain to their children that wrestling is a sport and it is not real, so they can watch it in a different perspective. They say that wrestling is there to entertain children that's all that matters. It's not real, its entertaining. When children are taught how to tie their shoes, it is because of how their parents showed them. When children are taught how to do math problems, it is because of how their teachers showed them. ...read more.

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Many parents believe that television does not affect the attitude of their children, and they ignore it, hoping that any negative effects will go away sooner or later. The reason being is that some parents spend too much time working and less time caring for their children. Parents can be effective in reducing the negative effects of viewing television in general and violent television in particular by watching television with their children. Parents can point out differences between fantasy and reality in depictions of violence. They can also help children understand that in real life, violence is not funny. Violence on television promotes children's behavior. It influences the lives and attitudes of young children as they grow up. It is often quite hard to prevent children from watching bad TV shows, but in reality children cannot control the number of hours they spend in front of the television. ...read more.

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