What we Know about Young Children, TV and Media Violence

Determining whether a particular set of behaviours by a particular person was caused, or influenced, by watching violence on the television or in cinemas is impossible, but statistically the link can be shown to be true.

 What we found most interesting was the breakdown of the most violent shows on television.

The Uniform Crime Statistics report the rate of fatal partnerviolence. While the rate and number for male and female victims wasabout the same 25 years ago, today female victims of partner homicideoutnumber (and the rate is higher) than male victims. The NationalCrime Victims Survey and National Survey of Violence against Womenboth assess partner violence in the context of a crime survey. It isreasonable to suppose both men and women underreport female-to-malepartner violence in a crime survey, as they do not conceptualize suchbehavior as a crime.


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According to the PTC, here were the seven most violent shows on cable this fall:

Studies show that child abuse occurs in 30-60% of family violencecases that involve families with children. Source: "The overlapbetween child maltreatment and woman battering." J.L. Edleson,Violence Against Women, February, 1999


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On his daily radio and television shows, has elevated once-obscure conservative thinkers onto best-seller lists. Recently, he has elevated a 78-year-old liberal academic to celebrity of a different sort, in a way that some say is endangering her life.

It is known as "single issue terrorism"

Some networks seem to be more permissive than others. A recent study by the Parents Television Council, a lobbying group and frequent entertainment-industry critic, examined prime-time programming on all five broadcast networks for two weeks this year. Heavily dependent on crime hits such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "NCIS," CBS was deemed the most violent network, with 33 scenes with violent gunplay during the period. It was trailed by ABC (14), Fox (nine) and NBC (four). CW had no violent scenes during the period. The study did not look at FX and other cable networks, which are not regulated by the FCC and where the standards tend to be much more permissive.

Television and the Public Interest - Rhetoric

"If you were to ask the average viewer on the street, I think they would be surprised to hear that networks still have standards and practices departments at all," said Melissa Henson, the group's director of communications and public education. "They have this reputation of coming down all the time, but they really don't do much" to stem violence on TV.

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While cigarette and ads are banned on television, kids can still see plenty of people smoking in TV shows. This makes behaviors like smoking and drinking alcohol seem acceptable and might lead to substance abuse problems.

Children DON'T enjoy violence in TV programmes, …

But networks say they rely on viewers to tell them where the boundaries are — and in any case, no definitive evidence proves that violent depictions cause real-life violence. (Some studies, however, have suggested that TV violence can desensitize certain viewers, especially young children.)