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  • Psychology: Violence On Television - 721 words
    Psychology: Violence On Television Couch Spuds According to the Article "Violence on Television" published by the American Psychological Association at the website http://www.apa.org/pubinfo/violence.html, "violent programs on television lead to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch those programs." That's the word from a 1982 report by the National Institute of Mental Health, a report that confirmed and extended an earlier study done by the Surgeon General. As a result of these and other research findings, the American Psychological Association passed a resolution in February 1985 informing broadcasters and the public of the potential dangers that viewing violence on telev ...
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  • Violence On Television - 1,781 words
    Violence on Television "There was murderers going around killing lots of people and stealing jewelry." This quote comes from the mouth of an eight year old girl after watching the evening news on television. The eight year old girl claims that she is afraid "when there is a murder near because you never know if he could be in town" (Cullingford, 61). A recent report from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pools evidence from over 2,500 studies within the last decade on over 100,000 subjects from several nations to show that the compiled evidence of television's influence on behavior is so "overwhelming" that there is a consensus in the research community that "violence on televis ...
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  • Violence On Television Sexual Perversion Suicide Aids - 647 words
    Violence On Television; Sexual Perversion; Suicide; Aids XXX America today. Ponder with me that phrase for a second. 14 year olds having sex; Violence on Television; Sexual perversion; Suicide; AIDS. It simply saddens the heart. Our society is lost. Wondering pointlessly in a maze of empty sorrow. Fathers abandon their families because they suddenly decide they are gay, or some *censored* like that. A young mother in high school with herpes. Abortion. Shit is on every channel of the television. OUR CHILDERN ARE KILLING EACH OTHER IN SCHOOL. What the hell is this. Well, we make gay marriages legal. We hand out condoms in school. We show horrid violence in every living room. Heck, a mother can ...
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  • 1984 Televisions Vs Telescreens - 1,437 words
    1984 Televisions Vs Telescreens 1984 Televisions Vs Telescreens TV rots the senses in the head! It kills the imagination dead! It clogs and clutters up the mind! It makes a child so dull and blind. He can no longer understand a fantasy, A fairyland! His brain becomes as soft as cheese! His powers of thinking rust and freeze! An excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, By Roald Dahl, 1964 When George Orwells epic novel 1984 was published in 1949 it opened the publics imagination to a future world where privacy and freedom had no meaning. The year 1984 has come and gone and we generally believe ourselves to still live in "The Land of the Free;" however, as we now move into the 21st Cent ...
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  • A Practical Approach To Television Violence - 1,290 words
    A Practical Approach To Television Violence As difficult as this issue is, I believe it can be addressed. My report shows that some progress has already begun in several areas. Attention needs to be focused on how and why some programming has begun to move in the right direction and why the rest has not. What this issue needs, more than anything else, is cool heads on all sides of the problem: the network executives, the creative community, the government, researchers and advocacy groups. All sides need to worry less about how each development affects only them and instead look at the needs of everyone.(U.C.L.A. 5) In the broadcast world, the four television networks, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, ...
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  • A Practical Approach To Television Violence - 1,249 words
    ... rial previously rated or labeled by the television industry as to violent content.(H.R.2888 3) After decades probing the issue in one congressional committee after another, it is time to acknowledge, emphatically, that the simple choice is between censorship and responsible voluntary conduct. There is, on this topic, no middle ground. While the government can cajole the industry, even talk over the industry directly to the American public, it is ultimately the public that must decide whether to watch, protest against, or turn off particular violent programming. It cannot be legislated on a program, by, program basis. We face a far more diverse information and entertainment marketplace th ...
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  • Before The Age Of Seven, On Average, Every Child Has Seen At Least 8,000 Acts Of Murder On Television Hepburn 2 Children Watc - 776 words
    Before the age of seven, on average, every child has seen at least 8,000 acts of murder on television (Hepburn 2). Children watch up to twenty-three hours of television a week. Some parents want their child to watch educational programming at least three of those hours (Charren 3). Television violence, because of its effects on children, should be more strictly controlled. It is said that children watch 200,000 acts of violence and 40,000 acts of murder by the age of eighteen (Graham 1). On average 6,000 hours a week on television shows have violent scenes, and these shows are on twenty-three major network channels. For example; NBC, ABC, HBO, the list goes on (Stamper 1). 99% of all America ...
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  • Children And Tv Children And Adolescences Spend Almost 2228 Hours Per - 916 words
    Children and TV Children and adolescence's spend almost 22-28 hours per week watching television. This is a sad fact because this is the largest amount of hours spent on any activity in your child's life, aside from sleeping. Television has a large influence on children's attitudes, ideas, and behaviors. Teens witness 10,000 murders, rapes and aggravated assaults per year on TV, and four out of five Americans believe that violence on television directly contributes to the way children view violence. When children watch TV, they see other made up families, who deal with their problems different from how anyone else would. Children assume that this is how there life should be. We should teach ...
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  • Does Violance On Television Cause Aggressive Behavior - 1,810 words
    Does Violance on television Cause Aggressive Behavior Let American Consumer Counseling Help you Get Out of Debt! Does Violance on television Cause Aggressive Behavior An 18-year-old boy locks himself in his room, mesmerized for hours by the corpse-filled video game Doom, while shock-rocker Marilyn Manson screams obscenities from the stereo. Shelved nearby are a video collection, including the graphically violent film Natural Born Killers, and a diary, replicating the unrestrained expressions of hate and death, published on the boy's personal website. Should this boy's media preferences be cause for alarm? The question is not new, but the April 20,1999 massacre of 12 students and a teacher by ...
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  • Domestic Violence - 1,711 words
    Domestic Violence annon Domestic Violence towards women is a problem in the United States that is usually over looked and almost always not noticed by Society today. Violence is defined by the Riverside Webster's Dictionary (p.755) as: 1. Physical force employed so as to damage or injure. 2. As an instance of violent action. If this is the case than why is it that so many women are beaten by loved ones each year and little or nothing is done to correct this violent and hostile situation? In this paper I will attempt to answer this question along will a slue of others which pl aque women in these war zones each day. 'The battered women is pictured by most people as a small, fragile, haggard p ...
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  • Effect Of Television - 598 words
    Effect Of Television Children lose control of their viewing and their parents have no time to identify whether a particular program makes sense for their son or daughter or can bring harm. The average household with children has a television set on over sixty hours a week and during this sixty hours this window into the real world is trying to change our children. Does television spoil our children who begin viewing their first programs regularly three or four years before entering school? One high school student wrote: When you start hearing Barbara Walters talking about mass murder like it is a batch of oatmeal cookies, it is going to effect you. It is clear to people that those who watch ...
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  • Influences Of Teenage Violence - 613 words
    Influences Of Teenage Violence Influences of Teenage Violence Does the entertainment industry influence teen violence? Many experts say yes to this question. One person who says yes is President Bill Clinton; We cannot pretend that there is no impact on our culture and our children that is adverse if there is too much violence coming out of what they see and experience. In the entertainment industry there are several factors in which influence teenage violence. The single most prominent factor is television. Violent television has been shown to influence teenage violence. Another factor influencing violence by the entertainment industry is violent music. Violent music is shown to affect teen ...
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  • Mass Media Society - 1,626 words
    Mass Media & Society December 8, 1999 COM 150 Final Exam Essay #5: In what ways, and to what extent, has television transformed modern American culture? How is it likely to impact America in the future? Spokesmen for the broadcast industry have taken the position that violence on television has had no effect on the behavior of the viewer. However, considering that television is an industry that sells commercial time with the specific intent to influence the viewer's purchasing behavior. Both broadcasters and media activists have collected data on the number of violent acts portrayed during entertainment programming and effects of viewing television violence. More important, the industry cond ...
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  • Media Violence And Its Effect On Kids - 1,612 words
    Media Violence And It's Effect On Kids Media Violence and the Effects It Has On Children The media clearly has an impact on our lives and especially the young, impressionable and weak-minded people in our society. Children become desensitized to violence when they see it everyday on TV, in theaters and even in video games. They are not becoming properly aquatinted with what is real, what is not, and the effects of it all. Even TV news deadens anyone's perception of reality. People of all ages especially those who are at an impressionable time in their lives, need to know that murder, death and violence are real and that sadness comes with all of these. The American media is the most violent ...
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  • Media: Not Totally To Blame For The Violence In Society - 997 words
    Media: Not Totally To Blame For The Violence In Society People are quick to blame violence in our society on television, movies or video games because they are simple believable targets. We have to look beyond this disinformation and attack the real causes for the violence in our society. Violence in television programs, movies, or video games will not make a person kill someone else. People watch violent images all the time, and only a very small percent of them actually commit violent crimes. Research on the subject does not necessarily support the argument, but they do not counteract it either. The research is too often inconclusive and to base our opinions on this matter without concrete ...
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  • Observation Of Tv Violence - 1,697 words
    Observation Of Tv Violence Violence on Television In my experiment I will study the behavior of children before, during and after viewing a violent television program, specifically "The Power Rangers." I will use the theories of Charles Horton Cooley, George Herbert Mead and Harold Wilensky to analyze the results according to their theories. Cooley's theory is that people shape the aspects of their identity so that it would fit what others would want. Therefore we would become the kind of person we believe others think we should be. Harold Wilensky said that the media produces a mass culture, in which people have similar culture, that people have similar cultural tastes and political values ...
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  • Of Children And Innocence - 533 words
    Of Children And Innocence Of Children and Innocence Cause and Effect Essay There are many theories as to why violent juvenile crime is on the rise in the United States. Some theorists state that it is the collapse of the family unit, while others say it is violence in the media or the environment in which a child is raised. Actually, it is a combination of many varied internal and external forces. But first, one must go to the beginning, to the very root of a childs age of self-awareness. Children are born with the capacity to learn. Hate, envy, racism, selfishness; these traits are not instinctive, rather, they are learned. It does not matter where anti-social traits are initially experienc ...
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  • School Prayerunconstitutional - 993 words
    School Prayer-Unconstitutional? School Prayer- Unconstitutional or the Way to Uplift Moral? The danger of school prayer becoming reinstated into the United States' public schools is ever more increasing. Representative Ernest Istook and more than 100 House members have introduced the "Religious Freedom Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. The proposed constitutional amendment would permit school prayer and other religious expression on school property. The article "10 Reasons for Voluntary School Prayer" by Norman L. Geisler argues to support this unconstitutional act of bringing religion within our public schools. Although Norman L. Geisler gives ten reasons for voluntary school prayer, for ...
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  • Sex And Violence In Media - 1,273 words
    Sex And Violence In Media Sex and violence in the Electronic media is a pressing topic. This paper raises a number of pros and cons. But mainly, this paper deals with the cons of regulating the media. During research, the most pressing point found was the issue of censorship. Censorship is the keystone of the public's apparent outcry against the electronic media. To better understand censorship, the term must be defined. In Webster's New World Dictionary, censorship is defined as the act of removing or prohibiting anything that is considered obscene or libelous or politically objectionable. Even though there are millions and millions of viewers in the United States that watch the three main ...
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  • Television Has Kids Mesmerized - 1,051 words
    Television Has Kids Mesmerized Technology is a great accessory that millions of people use regularly in everyday life. Television could be the most-used technological commodity of all. Millions of people now have at least one television in their home. Although television seems like a great thing to have, it has its drawbacks. Television can negatively effect people, particularly kids. Numerous studies and surveys have proven just how much television can be a bad influence on our youth. Many kids become violent, have severe psychological effects, and become very unhealthy. Once thought as a great invention, television has become a major problem. Violence is a major part of today's television ...
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