Violence in Children's cartoon

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Violence in Children's Cartoons

Watching violence on television can have many affects on all age groups. I decided to write about the affects of television violence upon child development. Violence on television is one of the most common media influences in children these days, especially violence cartoons. There are many reasons how violent cartoons affect children, such as how much television they watch, their age and personality, and also whether they watch television alone or with adult. It also matters if their parents talk with them about the violence they see on T.V. In order for parents to protect their children from the harmful effects of violence in cartoons, it is essential to know what the impact of television can be on children. Violence can play an important role in the development of children; it may cause some to perceive it and not get affected and some may be affects by it in a very dangerous way like the columbine incident.

There has been studies done over the past and hundreds of studies have examined how violent programming on T.V. affects children and young people. Psychological research has shown three major effects of seeing violence in cartoons: children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others, children may be more fearful of the world around them, children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways towards others. Children can be vulnerable to violent images and messages. Children in particular can become victims of violence on T.V. than adults; which can cause them to be afraid of the world and people they are surrounded. The most common T.V. shows that affect children of all ages, which is close to real life violence is cartoons. In most of the cartoon shows violence is exposed as...