This is a soc. essay about the effects of tv violence on young children adn their development.

Essay by jmepakUniversity, Bachelor'sA, December 2003

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Television Violence

Sitting in school, little Kayla sits anxiously watching the clock. The teacher is talking to the class, but Kayla just can't wait to get home. When the bell finally rings, she runs out of the classroom, and all the way home. After blasting in the house, she runs to turn on the TV. Having nothing more exciting to do, Kayla will sit in front of the television until her mom pulls her away for dinner. This is an all to familiar scenario in many American homes today. It is very familiar even in my own home; I have a younger brother and sister. What many people don't realize are the problems that can develop from young children watching too much TV. Many emerging dilemmas are resulting from this concern. When a young child with a maturing brain sits in front of the TV for several hours every day, it can instigate loss of creativity, impatience, and violence further along down the road.

My topic deals with chapter eleven in the book; family, and chapter twelve; education. I chose this topic because I am worried about my brother and sister watching too much violence. They are the future and if the children of the future are becoming violent now, how will they be in ten, or fifteen years?

The ability to be creative is an important factor in the development of a young child's mind. By sitting down and watching TV for a couple hours, the child is entertained, but is also not thinking. Information is spoon-fed to them, so when it comes time to read a book in school, some children can have a hard time grasping ideas. Children are becoming


so used to having images flash before them to provide understanding; they are have trouble moving...