How Watching Violence On Tv Affects Kids By Nicole Adams Essay

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According to the Livestrong.com article, How Watching Violence on TV Affects Kids written by Nicole Adams, children between the ages of 2 and 18 spend an average of three hours each day watching television. A three-year National Television Study found that children’s shows had the most violence of all television programming. Statistics read that some cartoons average twenty acts of violence in one hour, and that by the age of 18 children will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence on television. Since the invention of the television, as each year passes, children are spending more and more time watching television and using other electronic media that contains violence. Violence has become somewhat of a norm in American society, and people don’t really think much about how much violence kids see each day – even if it is only fake and on TV. However, the parents of a 13 year old boy who was shot and murdered by students reenacting something that occurs on the TV show, The Sopranos, have thought a great deal about violence in television. They are now seeking to sue HBO and The Sopranos television show for showing violent acts that supposedly led to the perpetrators gunning down a student who wouldn’t submit to their “Black Shirt” gang extortion. They claim they were merely emulating from Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and his mafia crew on TV. HBO is being sued by the parents for criminal penalties, an injunction against showing further episodes on…

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