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  • Violence Among Children
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    Children and Violence In Lost Boys, a study of race and youth violence, author James Garbarino says, "The 1997-1998 school year will go down in American history as the turning point in our country's experience and understanding of lethal youth violence. - October 1, 1997, Pearl, Mississippi: after killing his mother, sixteen-year-old Luke Woodham opens fire at his high school, killing tress and wounding seven. - December 1, 1997, West Paducah, Kentucky: fourteen-year-old Michael Car neal kills t...
  • Difference Between Real Violence And Television Violence
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    Jeremy Lohr Dr. Jordan 4/17/98 Final Draft The Effects of Television Violence on Children Television violence without doubt effects and influences children. Television violence effects children's development and makes them more aggressive. Children cannot distinguish between the real world and the television world, which makes them more susceptible to the violence on television. It is up to the parents and the television stations to monitor television more closely and restrict violence from chil...
  • Television Viewing And Violence In Children
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    Television Violence and Children Thanks to the miracle of television the average American child watches 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school (Early Concerns 113). Television violence is responsible for the increase in childhood violence. Watching violence is a popular form of entertainment, and watching it on television is the number one way that children are exposed to violence. Local news shows provide extensive coverage of violent crimes in order to in...
  • G Television Violence And Children
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    Television: The Digital Mentor "A nursery school teacher told me her children were crudely bopping each other much more than previously, without provocation. When she discussed it with them, they protested 'But that's what the Three Stooges do. ' This incident did not signify a serious undermining of character, but it certainly showed me that watching violence can affect a children's standards of behavior. Recent psychological experiments have shown that watching brutality stimulates at least sl...
  • Violence In Television And Music
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    When families sit down to watch television, they expect to watch family type of shows. Family type shows meaning rated PG or PG 13, sitcoms and movies that do not include weapons, killing, foul language, and non-socially accepted actions. When children killing, they start to believe that it is accepted. Do children think that killing and hurting others and themselves have little meaning to the real life, children can become traumatized. Most killers or violators of the law blame their behavior o...
  • Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
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    Children Who Witness Domestic Violence: The Invisible Victims Children today are likely to experience or witness violence at home. Researchers are concerned about the effect domestic violence has on children, and has prompted researchers to conduct an increasing number of investigations into this issue. Social learning theory and Erikson's theory of basic trust are two tools used to predict aggressive behavior in children. Children develop their basic sense of trust at very early age. If the chi...
  • Acts Of Violence From Video Games
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    Sources of Violence And The Effect It Has On Our Children There is far too much violence in our world today. Violence is surfacing in our children as young as 8 or 9, with children killing other children for no reason. This brings up the question of why our children are exhibiting violent behavior and committing terrible acts of violence. Our world has become a breeding ground for violence and our children are at risk. Everywhere our children look they are seeing horrific acts of brutality. Take...
  • Violence On Television
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    A beautiful young girl is found dead, blood all over her face, wrapped in a plastic garbage bag. A mill goes up in flames, trapping two people who were lured there by the killer who hopes they burn to cinders. The bullet-ridden body of a detective lies on the floor, the deed done by a mysterious killer. A purported drug dealer is strangled to death; his body flailing and contorted with pain. Two people commit a brutal rape and leave the victim for dead. Why the fascination with violence? The Amo...
  • Television Violence Causes Violence In Children
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    ... pictures for the discipline of reading and concentrating and transforming the young viewer into a hypnotized non-thinker (Carter 48). As you can see, television violence can disrupt a child's learning and thinking ability that will cause life-long problems. If a child cannot do well in school, his or her whole future is at stake. Television violence is attractive to children and this attraction causes them to introduce acts of violence that they learned from television into their everyday li...
  • Significant Exposure Of Children To Media Violence
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    Does media violence have a negative effect on children? On September 11th, 2001, millions around the world crowded around televisions across the globe, watching the horrific scenes of terrorism that had struck New York City, Washington, D. C and Pennsylvania on that ill-fated and now infamous morning. Our sense of security and impenetrable protection crashed 110 stories to the shaken streets of New York City. We watched with shock and horror, disbelief and grief as the images were repeatedly fla...
  • Violence On Television And Video Games
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    Television Violence and Its Effect on Children The children of today are surrounded by technology and entertainment that is full of violence. It is estimated that the average child watches from three to five hours of television a day! (Neilson 1993). Listening to music is also a time consuming pastime among children. With all of that exposure, one might pose the question, 'How can seeing so much violence on television and video games and hearing about violence in in music affect a child's behavi...
  • Divorce Causes Violence In Children
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    Julie, a four year old girl, was the only witness to her divorced mothers fatal stabbing. Several months earlier, at the time of the divorce, Julie's father had publicly threatened to kill his ex wife Although the father lacked an alibi for the night of the crime, there was no physical evidence linking him to the homicide In describing the event, she consistently placed her father at the scene, described significant portions of the central action, and recounted her father's efforts to clean up p...
  • Watch Violence In The Media
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    It has been calculated that American kids see about 200,000 acts of violence and 25,000 murders on TV by the time they reach age 18. (Schleifer 18) Arrests of people under the age of 18 for violent crimes rose 47 percent from 1988 to 1992. (Miller 174) The American Medical Association conducted a study that found a direct relationship between viewing and homicide. (Miller 176) Does watching this kind of overexposure of violence have a significant effect on children and teenagers The answer is ye...
  • Television Causes Violence In Children
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    Television has changed over time. It used to be a wholesome activity for the family to sit in front of the tube together. It was a new technology that brought the outside world into the living room. Now TV, as it has so lovingly been dubbed, has become a source of corruption for the nation's children. As the world becomes more and more violent the sanctity of the home becomes occupied with the extremities of violence. Television and other media have caused unnecessary violence and effected the c...
  • Tv Violence
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    The Effects of Televised Violence on Children Today, American children watch an average of three to four hours of television daily, which averages out to be twenty-eight hours per week. Many people may not be aware of how powerful an influence Television is on developing values and forming behavioral patterns in children's lives. Sadly, much of today's television programs are violent. Children age eight and under are effected the most by these acts of violence seen on TV daily. This age is very ...
  • Child Abuse And Domestic Violence
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    Protecting Our Children The overlap between domestic violence and child abuse has been well documented; where one form of family violence exists, there is a likelihood the other does as well. Child abuse and domestic violence often occur in the same family and are linked in several ways that have serious consequences for the safety of children. First domestic violence may directly result in physical and / or psychological harm to the child. Second, even though a child may not sustain physical in...
  • Domestic Violence And Their Children
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    Violence is something that children have seen too much of, whether it be in or out of the home. Violence is on the television, in movies, in songs, in the news, and in video games. For the purpose of this paper I would like to look at a point made in Weissbourd's The Vulnerable Child and some points from an article titled "Are there Gender Differences in Sustaining Dating Violence? An examination of Frequency, Severity, and Relationship satisfaction". in the Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 17, ...
  • T.V. Use Horrific Act Of Violence
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    The sound of shots fired can be heard all over the world, not the sound of war, but the sound coming from most televisions around the world. Most shows on T.V. use horrific act of violence. Advertisements using "sexy" models are on in between each one of the shows that we watch. By examining violence and advertising one can see that media today has a bad influence on children. Violence is a threat of physical force intended to cause physical harm to a person or group of persons. Some television ...
  • Media Violence In Youths
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    In modern society, children have access to many different forms of learning stimuli. Some of which are positive, while others are negative. [INCOMPLETE SENTENCE] Media can be a very influential element in children's lives. Children's behavioral patterns are greatly affected by imitation, desensitization and an increase in violent feelings. On average children spend 1,023 hours per year watching television (PTC). As a result children are increasingly susceptible to acts of violence portrayed in v...
  • Negative Effects Of Television Violence On Children
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    The Violence is Fake, The Impact is Real In the essay, "The Violence is Fake, the Impact is Real", Ellen Goodman demonstrates that despite the fact of violence on television is fake, the image it engraves in the minds of children are not. Goodman points out that advertisers know what children watch affects them. However, the same advertisers tell parents that children are not affected by what they watch. To back up her argument, Goodman provides theories by the government on television violence....

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