By Dorothy Gilbert
September 2, 2011
believe TV violence does have an
effect on the way people act. A prime example of this would be UFC,
as Underground Fighting Championship. In the past few years I have just
hearing about this UFC. The first time I heard of it, was in my
I overheard a couple of boys engaging in a conversation about the most
fight. As the conversation went on, I also noted that these boys were
their own unofficial UFC fights in their garage. This seemed dangerous
obscene to me.
is said that most American children
watch 3 to 4 hours of television daily. Psychological and Sociological
have shown that children who watch aggressive behavior on TV will often
more aggressive behaviors themselves. Also these children may become
televised violence, thinking it’s not a big deal. They may learn to
violence as a way of life, imitate behavior shown, or compare
themselves with a
certain character from a TV show.
has been noted that children with
learning, behavior, or emotional problems are more likely to be
things they see on the television, such as violence. Depending on the
effects from televised violence may be prevalent right away or may
order to protect children from
viewing too much violent material, parents can monitor programs their
are watching, watch some with them, limit the amount of television the
allowed to watch, explain to the child that what they see on TV is
actors roleplaying but can cause serious problems in actuality, not
child to watch shows they know are violent, or verbally disapprove of
when it is seen on TV.
believe to control how much violence
affects a person’s life, you must start when they are young. A parent
set restrictions for the child’s media intake because as the child
gets older, it will be harder to control what they see.