Youth crimes are on a continual rise. It seems
that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger
and more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hear
that a ten year old mugged,shot,stabbed,beat or blew
up one of his peers. With crimes on the rise
involving children, people begin to look for a cause.
Society, when looking for a scapegoat, becomes worse
than a blood thirsty lynch mob at a witch trial.
Usually the most obvious source of violence within a
home is the television. However, in most cases it is
not the true cause. With the TV in the forefront of
virtually every home in the civilized world, it's no
wonder that it's the easiest target for criticism.
It's elementary to blame the tube for a child's
behavior; it's a quick and easily identified source of
violence within a youths confined world. The TV many
times is identified as the cause of aggressive acts to
avoid dealing with other underlying issues.
today has an entire array of different afflictions
that plague us from day to day. The television is of
very little significance alongside the landfill of
troubles that influence children today. Besides,
trying to get networks to cut out violence and
aggression entirely would be like trying to get Jesus
Christ to write a top ten list of reasons why
Christianity sucks. (It's not going to happen.)
TV is not the reason that our youth courts are
filled to capacity with court dockets so hideous you
would swear that you were looking at the start of the
apocalypse. Television programs are not the reason
for the apparent increase in adolescent crime. If you
find yourself picking up your kids from the police
station all the time, it's not the TV's fault!!!