Violent: Violence and Kaiser family Foundation Essay

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“Television Kills Childhood”
An Average American watches television four to five hours every day. Television can be a Powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior for children and if is given the right programming. However, studies have shown that television, and media in general, can also have a very negative influence. Most kids plug into the world of television long before they enter school and they spend more time watching television than any other activity according to the Kaiser Family Foundation research. It is not a surprise that it will have an impact on their behavior. It is our job, to monitor what our kids watch or shouldn’t watch, how parents need to supervise, and provide with an understandable explanation for what the media negligently provides on television.
The “television violence” mostly effect on the youngest generation viewers and that also increases the violence levels of aggression behavior, fear of being harmed, and desensitization among some who consume it. Kids shouldn’t watch content of adult television program that contains violence or crime and any kind of disturbing images. Kids who view violent acts are more likely to show aggressive and violent behavior but also fear that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to the according to University of Michigan researchers. Children ages eight – twelve years who view violence is often frightened that may be a victim of violence or