Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour

Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour


Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour.
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I completely agree with the fact that violence on television has a direct impact on children’s behaviour. Lot of researches have been conducted on this subject and time and again it has been revealed that exposure to violence not only in television but also in video games, cell phones, and internet increases the susceptibility of the child towards violent behaviour.

Randomized experiments conducted on children by exposing them to violence in televisions and video games had shocking revealing. It suggested that there was the likelihood of child’s behaviour becoming aggressive in the short run. Many psychological experts and neuroscientists have given the underlying reasons for the same. They explain that children’s exposure to violent electronic media including violent games leads to long-term increases in their risk for behaving aggressively and violently. These long-term effects are a consequence of the powerful observational learning and desensitization processes that occur automatically in the human child.

These acts of violence shown on television have long lasting effects on children as they find it very thrilling and different from their regular life. They like to ponder on these scripts and start connecting to the acts in their real lives. However, if the same is not monitored, it can also change the permanent behaviour of the child. Sometimes, this threat is large enough to be treated as public health threat.

Hence, it is very important that parents monitor what their kids are watching on television and how they are spending their free time. This is because children learn from both experience and social learning or role modelling. As a result, when children watch violent acts, it is difficult from them to decipher which ones are real and to what an extent. This is where the parental or adult guidance can come to their help and prevent them from getting misguided. It is sadistic to note that even cartoon channels show lot of violence these days.

Also, medical science says that if violence is viewed for a long time, there are chemical changes which take place in the brain which are very similar to those that happen post traumatic stress disorder. Now, since the brains of young children are still developing, this can impact them badly.

Hence, it is very important that children get good guidance in choosing which television programs to watch and which video games to play. They should be encouraged to watch the inspirational or the humorous part of television. Developing interest in knowledge imparting channels like Discovery channel, History channel can be wonderful for their development.
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  • RE: Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour -saasha (04/03/16)
  • The only solution to the problem relating to violence in television is parents have to be open to their children and guide them what is truth and imaginary and what they have to learn while watching television programs.
  • RE: Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour -saasha (04/03/16)
  • The only solution to the problem relating to violence in television is parents have to be open to their children and guide them what is truth and imaginary and they have to learn while watching television programs.
  • RE: Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour -Bhupesh Thakur (01/01/16)
  • It is absolutally true that violence on tv has a direct impact on our children's behaviour but at the same time it is a good way to teach them why violence is not good.Although children can see violence in day today life which is more effective than reel life.We should take on screen violence as an example to keep children away from it.
  • RE: Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour -Sushmita (11/15/14)
  • Yes,i agree with this fact
  • RE: Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour -Sushmita (11/15/14)
  • Yes,i agree with this fact
  • RE: Violence on TV has a direct impact on our children's behaviour -Teena Bhatia (09/13/14)
  • Violence, whether it is on TV, video games or in real life, has a direct impact on children’s behavior. All the forms of virtual violence are imitated by children in some or other way. Children tend to connect the virtual things with practical reality. And, it stands true for all the emotions. When they see cartoons, they fall with its characters, when they see dance shows, they want to follow the steps, when they see adventurous shows, and they try to indulge in the same form of activities and so on. Alike all these case, violent shows on TV leave an impact on children’s behavior. Parent can’t see the impact instantly but it starts reflecting as and when children encounter similar forms of situation in their real life. No one gets to understand when the reel life converts into real life.

    Violent shows or video games make the children impatient. There are certain researchers conducted, the results of which proves that the watching long hours of violence on TV or playing video games for extended time can make children aggressive. It leaves an adverse impact on the moral maturity of children. Children believe what they see and some of them even start creates their own virtual world. Their mind thinks negatively and thinks of wrong means to achieve their objective.

    There is no doubt children are like wet clay and they get the same shape as they are molded into. As the little pressure applied on clay gives it shape, similarly the learning that children get in their early age, forms their attitude. Once the shape is baked, it is almost impossible to make any change in its shape. Therefore, it is important to keep children away from the shows or games displaying extreme form of violence.

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