Are Tv Shows Bad for a Young Child?

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English Composition I April 1, 2013 Are Certain TV Shows Bad For A Young Child? Kids learn just about anything from what they see on TV. They watch educational shows like Sesame Street, Beakman’s World, etc. Shows like these have great educational tools that they teach kids so they can grow up with knowing what’s wrong and what’s right. But if a kid is left alone or unsupervised they could watch shows that encourage them to act differently than usual. Shows on MTV like “Skins, Jersey Shore”, and Jackass could cause them to mimic and use the words they say on these shows or movies (MTV Bad Influence). Of course not all of what they say on these shows is bad but granted a bunch of the shows on MTV aren’t the greatest shows for a little kid to watch but are also meant for older people. If you left a kid alone and the kid knew how to look for channels with no parental controls on the receiver box, your kid could end up watching Jackass or Viva la Bam. Now nobody wants their kid to watch those shows because they could learn from the bad behaviors that these shows air on TV. I know from experience that kids learn from movies, shows, and video games. When I was little my favorite movie was Top Gun because I thought that airplanes were the coolest things in the world. I had the soundtrack and an F-14 Tomcat model sitting on a shelf in my room. But in the movie I saw someone flip someone off. Of course I was about 6 years old at the time so I didn’t know what it meant to flip someone off. But I did the dumbest thing a kid could do which was going to my mom’s room and flipping her off just like they did in the movie. My mom told me she was going to tell my dad when he gets home. When you’re a little kid that’s probably the one thing you didn’t want to hear because you knew it meant trouble. Well I got spanked and told never to do that again. Needless to say I never

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