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T.V. Violence

What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it almost everywhere. It's in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at the home. One other major source of violence is the television. The television can be found in 96% of homes in the country (Langone). They cost little but serve three main purposes; to entertain, inform, and educate. However, the television began to have a new purpose in the early 1990's that still continues today; corrupting children. That leads to affecting a lot of the society. T.V violence occurs in 25% of the programs on television, not including cable (Cheyney). When children watch television they often get pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results.
There has been much research that television violence is a major source of violent behavior in children, which can effect their actions, as they get older. The truth about television violence and children has been shown. Some are trying to fight this problem. Others are ignoring it and hoping it will go away. Others don't even seem to care. The facts are undeniable. The studies have been carried out and all the results point to one conclusion: Television violence causes children and some adults to be violent and the effects can be life-long. The information can't be ignored Violent television does effect everyone.
An average American watches 2.7 hours of television each week (Cheyney). Children watch more than the fair dose of violent programming (Cheyney). With that in mind the effect sometimes turn out to be dramatic. For example in California, a seven-year-old boy sprinkled ground up glass into the lamb stew the family was to eat for dinner. When the boy was asked why he did it he replied that he wanted to see if the results would be like those on television (Howe). Not only does all this violence effect the chil…

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