Television Violence

Essay by pimp37 October 2006

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What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence can be seen. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and at home. The major source of violence is television. In many people's homes, there sits the television and the children who view it are pulled into the realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results. Television violence causes children to be violent and the effects can be life-long.

When you flip on the television and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directly related or connected to violence. The truth about television violence and children is evident with the way things are going nowadays and throughout the news, these effects can easily be seen. I remember watching a kid on the news who gave his teacher poisoned candy after receiving a bad report card. He said that he had learned to do this from television.

Another example that I remember seeing is when a kid shot and killed his sister after seeing the same thing on a movie he saw.

Television violence can destroy a young child's mind. The effects of this violence can cause children to think in a totally different way. All of this television is taking away from children's lives which could be replaced with better things like beneficial activities such as reading, exercising, and playing with friends. Instead, children are seeing the wrong messages from the programs they are watching including not only violence, but also things like sex, drugs, racism, bad language, and even suicide. Children are seeing all of these adult images at too early of an age. This is also, very unhealthy for a child's learning process and if a child cannot do well in school, his or her...