Essay about Violence on Television

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Thesis: The United States government must enforce a restriction law for children watching violence on television and at movie theaters to reduce the amount of violence and crime committed by children in our society.

I. Introduction: The influence of violence on children who watch violent shows and movies II. Ways society can go about restricting violence on T.V. <p> A. Using numerical codes to watch certain channels that contain violence

B. Having shows that contain violence air late at night

C. Increase monitoring at movie theaters

III. How violence on T.V. relates to crime and negative downfall

A. Fighting other children

B. Killing out of anger

C. Unsuccessful in
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In 1948, there were barely 100,000 television sets in use

in the United States. By 1973, 96 percent of the homes in the United States had one or

more T.V. sets, and the average set was estimated to be turned on for more than six hours

a day (Cater 9). Little attention has been given to how long young children begin

watching television. The only major study of the beginnings of television use was

conducted in 1961 by Schramm, Lyle, and Parker. They found that 14 percent of the

children studied made a "regular use of the medium" by age two. Over one third did so

by age three, over two thirds by age four, and over 90 percent by age six (Adler 14). Just

imagine what the hours spent watching television is today! In those couple of hours

many children can be watching violent shows or movies that affect the way they act in

their everyday lives. Today's society can restrict violence on television in many ways.

Programming numerical codes to watch certain channels that contain violence is a way

parents and guardians can go about stopping the violence watched on T.V. by children.

The majority of children go to sleep at around 10:00 p.m. Therefore, another way the

society can go about restricting violence on T.V. is to have the shows that contain

violence air late at night. Children

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