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Television, Violence and Children
This paper determines the most effective method of presenting a paper on television's harmful effects on children.
# 105045 | 718 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2008 in Communication (Television) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper discusses how writing about violence and its effect upon children should include different appeals with evidence, warrants, common ground and remaining questions. The paper suggests utilizing appeals based on logic or reason as well as appeals that are emotional in order to successfully convey that children are affected by watching violence and the primary people responsible are the parents.

Common Ground

From the Paper:

"One appeal to the audience is logos based on reason that requires evidence showing that children who watch too much violence are harmed and can become violent or aggressive either as a child or as an adult. Elizabeth Smoots in her article shows that children watch almost six hours of television a day and they watch more than 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders before they reach the age of 18 (3). Another article has the title, "What did your children watch on TV last night? 1 in 4 parents can't answer this question" and this title shows the need for parents to control the types and amount of television children watch."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arvidson, C. "Statement Linking Media Violence to Violence in Kids." The Freedom Forum Online (2000): 494-497.
  • Borja, Rhea. "Study: Even Hour of TV Daily Is Linked to Later Violence." Education Week 21.30 (2002): 3.
  • Hurst, Marianne. "Researchers Target Impact of Television Violence." Education Week 24.12 (2004): 8.
  • Hyde, Andrew. "Shooting the Messenger." Australian Screen Education 34 (2004): 24-25.
  • Oppenheim, Mike. "TV Isn't Violent Enough." TV Guide (1984): 20-21.

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