Television Promotes Violence In Children Free Essays

The Missing Persons of DomesticViolence: Male Victims
I met Alan and Faith nearly 25 years ago. I was in the process ofinterviewing men and women on what were then both a taboo topic andan issue that had been treated as an unmentionable personaltrouble—violence in the family. I was one of the firstresearchers in the United States to attempt to study the extent,patterns, and causes of what I then called "conjugal violence," andwhat today advocates label "domestic violence." There was preciouslittle research or information to guide my study—the entirescientific literature was two journal articles. With the exception ofthe tabloids, the media and daytime talk shows had not yet discoveredthe dark side of family relations. Both Alan and Faith discussedtheir experiences with violence in their intimate relations andmarriages. The violence was sometimes severe, including a stabbingand broken bones. And yet, Alan and Faith ended up as mere footnotesin my initial book, The Violent Home (Sage Publications, 1974). Iadmit now and knew then that I had overlooked the stories of Alan andFaith. The reason why their stories were relegated to mere notes wasthey did not fit the perceptual framework of my research. Although Ititled my study an examination of family or conjugal violence, mymain focus, the issue I hoped to raise consciousness about, wasviolence toward women. Alan, as it turned out, had never hit hiswife. The broken bones and abrasions that occurred in his home wereinflicted by his wife. Faith was a victim of violence; her husband,ex-husband, and boyfriends had struck her and abused her numeroustimes. These events were dutifully counted and reported in my bookand subsequent articles. Faith's situation was the focus of myarticle "Abused Wives: Why Do They Stay?" However, Faith's violence,which included stabbing her husband while he read the morning paper,was reported as a small quote in my book, with little analysis ordiscussion. In my first study of family violence, I had overlookedviolence toward men. I would not, and could not, ever do thatagain.

Some research shows that violence in the media can be linked to aggressive behavior in children.
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Farnsworth, inventor of television

The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel. ~Author Unknown

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. ~Peter De Vries

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. ~Rita Mae Brown

Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. ~Marvin Minksy

In Beverly Hills, they don't throw their garbage away — they make it into television shows.

The Effects of Television Violence on Children

Violent television shows lead to violence in children between the ages of two and five....
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I particularly do not believe that violence in television affects children’s aggression, but who am I to say such a thing, for I am not a qualified psychologist.

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lazy and will often go for hours without moving from the television.
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found paging through his latest issue of TV guide, carefully selecting the shows
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Though, some researchers disagree with this statement and believe that there are other factors, besides television, which cause children to become violent.