Problem's with the television - How does it affect peoples' mind?

Essay by luxmianJunior High, 8th gradeB-, November 2006

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During the 1940's, the T.V was seen by all to have been a rare innovation. Since then, the television is present in over 60% of people's homes all around the world. In modern times, however, some individuals (notably kids) have seen TV as a mind changing experience. Growing up with TV might either have a good influence or a bad influence on the minds of young children, which I will now discuss.

The Television contains a whole variety of different channels, which can range from educational channels to sport channels, to violent movie channels. Normally, it is regarded by parents as suitable for children to be watching shows which suit their particular age group; but in the later years, most parents are willing to prevent their children from seeing programs depicting violence. Parents who do not care get their children demonstrating violence across the globe. Children alone watch over 28 hours of TV per week, by the age twelve children has witnessed over "8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence."

This breaks down to almost 32 violent acts an hour. In New York, a 16-year-old boy broke into a cellar. When the police caught him and asked him why he was wearing gloves he replied that he had learned to do so to not leave fingerprints and that he discovered this on television. In Alabama, a nine-year-old boy received a bad report card from his teacher. He suggested sending the teacher poisoned candy as revenge as he had seen on television the night before. In California, a seven-year-old boy sprinkled ground-up glass into the the lamb stew the family was to eat for dinner. When asked why he did it he replied that he wanted to see if the results would be

the same in real life as they...