Essay Television Violence

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Television Violence
Television
violence is a negative message of reality to the children who see it. There is an excessive amount of violence being watched in millions of people’s homes every day, and this contributes to the growing amount of violent crimes that are being committed in our communities. This cycle of more and more sex and violence being portrayed as reality on television will not stop until something is done.
     Not one parent that I know wants his or her children watching people getting blown away and thrown off cliffs. But the reality of it is that parents cannot be there 24 hours a day to monitor what their children are watching.
In fact the television is often used as a baby-sitter, so that
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The violence in the show has led New Zealand and two of the major networks in Canada to ban the program from their daily schedules. Nancy Carlson-Paige of Lesley College said in the December 1, 1994 Boston Globe," Locally, teachers see evidence that Power Rangers interferes with normal childhood development.
It threatens to undermine children’s mental health because of the way it influences their play" (Meltz pg. A1).
Chris Boyatzis of California State University at Fullerton completed the first scientific study of the impact of Power Rangers on children. It showed that those who watch the show are seven times more aggressive in their play than those who don’t (Meltz pg. A1).
Micki Corley, head 4-year-old teacher and coordinator of the Preschool Experience in Newton Centre said in the same December 1st Boston Globe," They are confused by it. They mimic the movements without understanding the consequences. I see kids saying things like, ‘If I’m the Red Ranger, I’m not really Joe hitting Mary. I’m Tommy or
Zack hitting someone evil.’ But it’s Mary who is hurt and Mary who cries. You can see the confusion on their faces. They’ll say, ‘But I didn’t do that’"
(Meltz pg. A1). One can see that at this stage in the preschooler life he or she is not able to distinguish between real and pretend.
Kids and Power Rangers supporters will say that the Power Rangers do have good points about them also.
They

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