TV Violence and Children Essay by Research Group

TV Violence and Children
This paper examines the effects of viewing televised violence on children.
# 26096 | 2,987 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses the impact of televised violence on children and questions whether a problem exists at all. It provides a literature review of the sources available and background research in the field. It also examines the implications of such a research and need for further study in the field. The paper focuses on research that is available dealing with the impact of television violence on aspects of child development.

From the Paper:

"Statements about the impact of televised violence are not always supported by the research, but may sometimes reflect people's opinions about that issue. There is also a great deal of uncertainty about the impact of televised violence on developing brains, and contradictions within the literature regarding the impact of watching televised violence on children's behavior. Thus, in looking at two different books on child development, I found many different opinions, but little discussion of the available research. One asserted unequivocally that watching televised violence has a variety of negative effects (Leach, 1997). The other book was more equivocal noting that there was not adequate research regarding the impact of too much video viewing, in general, on attention problems in children, and that we really do not know what television and video do to the growing brain, even though there are likely to be neurological consequences with any repeated exposure to a stimulus (Healy, 1994)."

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