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TELEVISION AND IT'S EFFECTS ON CHILDREN

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TELEVISION AND IT'S EFFECTS ON CHILDREN Have you ever wondered how television effects your children? The average child watches television 2 hours per week and most of this viewing is of violence or sexual acts. During this time there is a violent act shown every 6 minutes and on Saturday mornings there is 20 to 25 violent acts shown every hour on prime time t.v. especially in cartoons or animated programs. So no matter what your child is watching it is damaging their sense of imagination and creativity. Now there is no need for children to use their imagination and creativity anymore, television has even taken that away from them. In today's generation television has a great influence on children. ...read more.

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It's no wonder children think it's okay to act this way when even their "Super Heroes" who are supposed to be the good guys are hurting others. They see the good guys doing these things and think it's appropriate. I've notice even with my own cousin that when he has finished watching an episode of Power Rangers he tends to get aggressive and hyper-active. He copies the exact same moves that the Power Rangers use. It's almost like he believes he is one of them. He believes that when he punches people or kicks them that it doesn't hurt because that's what he sees on t.v. It's not like you see the characters ever show any pain. Even when he plays with his friends they pretend that they are Power Rangers vs. ...read more.

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George Hottecker mentions these examples as positive ways of changing their behaviours and that "television just numbs the brain!"(The Big Picture; Internet; George Hottecker) So what you once thought was a good idea by letting your children watch television has turned out to be a bad one. You thought that letting them watch television would make them smarter, but it only made them more violent and have less creativity and imagination. Breaking the cycle of violence begins with children learning to interact with each other in positive ways and with little or no violence. If we can accomplish this then our children are more likely to send the same message to their children and spend quality time with them. In the future don't let the television be the babysitter. TELEVISION AND IT'S EFFECTS ON CHILDREN ...read more.

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