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Shaila Sabusa

Professor Odak

English 1102

11 March 2014

Introduction-Personal Perspective:

When I look around the only things I see is kids from their toddler days to their early 20's dressed and act like they are someone from a TV show. I wonder what if these TV shows had a different impact on us if they had different content, what if they didn't have much violence or cursing, and what if they kept all TV shows PG. "What if" is the main question that rises in a person's mind when thinking about a topic like this. TV has changed since I was a kid to now, I remember when I was young we used to watch Elmo and friends and just be happy with that. Nowadays you see kids act like some characters from their favorite show Family Guy or see teens dress as they were part of the show American Dad all this has made an impact of the way the upcoming generation is brought up.

Some want everything because they see it on TV and others ignore the good stuff on TV and only want to watch action and violence. When young kids watch something that's what they learn from. If they see something inappropriate for their age they start to mimic it in real life.

The first two years of life are considered a critical time for brain development. TV and other electronic media can get in the way of exploring, playing, and interacting with parents and others, which encourages learning and healthy physical and social development. Sixty-two percent say that sex on TV shows and movies influences kids to have sex when they are too young. Shows such as "Teen Mom" or "16 and pregnant" influence kids to have sex and...