Topic: Children and TV Violence
General Purpose/ Goal: To inform.
Specific Goal: I want my audience to know more about TV violence and children’s exposure to it.
Thesis Statement: My informative speech is going to inform you about the definition of violence, how the media rates violence, and children’s exposure to media violence.
Organizational Pattern: Topical
I. Mahatma Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
II. Today I am going to inform you about the issues of TV violence and the impact of the contents’ exposure to children.
III. I am not a parent myself; however this issue should be of concern to each and every one of you because children are our …show more content…
B. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics website, “they found that children’s shows had the most violence of all television programming and that statistics read that some cartoons average twenty acts of violence in one hour, and by the age of eighteen children will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence on television.”
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics website also says that, “ Television programs display 812 violent acts per hour; children’s programming, particularly cartoons, displays up to 20 violent acts hourly.
C. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry says that, “hundreds of studies of the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that children may: become “immune” or numb to the horror of violence, gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems, imitate the violence they observe on television; and identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers.”
D. Professor Craig Anderson testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing in 2004, stating three effects of exposure to media violence, “short-term effects: aggression increases immediately after viewing a violent TV show or movie, and it lasts for at least 20 minutes. Long term effects: children who watch a lot of violent shows become more violent as adults than they would