I was reading in some of my information and it was talking about how
monkey see, monkey do is a popular saying now days. Sixty years ago the
television was invented. People looked at it as a technological curiosity ( I
got that part from the info). For some people now days TV is their best
friend. Most of them are little kids.
TV shows the news, tries to make us buy
certain things, and it also show violence. The only thing that it can do is
replace written materials (Got that to). The bad thing is that these violent
Certain things on TV and movies have inspired people ( I could think
of any other word to use so I used theirs) to set their wives on fire, lie down
in the middle of the roads, rape, steal, murder, and to do shootings. Out of
1,000 studies it is proven that Media violence Essay can have a negative affect on
adults and even children. When people watch these shows it makes them
more aggressive and anti-social. After a few days of watching these shows
people become less sensitive to violence and to victims of violence.
that happens they begin to have a hunger for more violence in entertainment
and in real life. Media violence is especially damaging to young children
between ages 8 and under. The reason for that is because they cannot tell the
difference between the real life and their dreams. Some images on the TV
and movies may seem so real to them that is might traumatize them ( I got
Even with all of the media violence on shows, there hasnt been any
real major changes to deal with the problems that keep growing. All the
people glory the violence in movies, like the movie Natural Born Killers.
They are viewed as normal and everyday entertainment.
Now days it is hard
to find a childrens cartoon that does not show some type of violence.
The violence on shows isnt the problem though. It is what they dont
show. They never show what happens to the people for doing the things that
they do. This happens a lot in cartoons, toy commercials, and music videos.
Children often do not realize that it hurts to hit someone else because they see
it all the time on TV.
Everyday in cartoons a character is beat up or killed.
Then they come back in the next one and they are just fine. So then the kids
think that they can do that to someone else and they think that they will come
If the people keep having a high demand for violent shows and movies,
then the shows and movies will continue to be played. So if the way people
think today stay the same then nothing is going to change and the show will
keep on playing. So in that case our society needs to depend on the parents
to cut down the violence that is shown to them. There are many different
First the parents should limit the amount of TV their children watch per
It should be between 1 to 2 hours. Children are exposed to too much
violence every day on TV. Mostly that is because parents see the TV as a
babysitter. By cutting down the hours that they get to watch it makes the kids
do something more productive, like trying to read a book or playing outside.
When you decide to let your children watch TV you should always check on
them to make sure they are watching something good.
Even if you dont let your kid watch TV that doesnt mean that they
arent seeing it.
Parents should also make a better effort to develop their
childrens literacy skills. They should help their children learn the difference
between life and their dreams. Without doing that children often have a hard
time telling between what is real and what is make believe. When they learn
this then their parents should teach them about what happens to them if they
draw violence to someone( I made that up that is why it sounds bad). The
parents should tell them that pain is real and death is for ever. They also need
to understand that weapons and other objects that cause violence can cause
serious and life long injuries.
All of this can be done by watching TV with
children and going through the show and telling them that the violence and