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Critical Analysis of “Television: A Harmless Pastime?” By Sara Hutchinson For D.F.Jochims November 4, 2013 ENC 2300-10236 Sara Hutchinson ENC 2300-10236 Mr. Jochims November 4, 2013 Critical Analysis of “Television: A Harmless Pastime” In “Television: A Harmless Pastime,” Barnabus Declan Biggs is trying to persuade his audience that it is important to take control of television violence. The purpose of his essay is that television promotes violent behavior and to urge parents to demand limiting violence in TV especially in programming for children. This is a very well put thesis for the following topic. Even though the essay portrays a fairly good purpose, Barnabus does have a few weak points that should be addressed; such as his methods of argument, his one sided persona, and providing the audience with definitions and examples of violence. Barnabus’s method of argument is the first weakness that should be taken in to consideration.
If these programs become more commercial, the argument states, where can parents find trustworthy program for their children? The discussion regarding the quality of children's television in many ways obscures the larger issues of how much time children should spend watching television and what kinds of television should be made available to them. Child development experts caution that smaller children (aged two and up) be allowed no more than two hours of television per day. Children younger than two years old, they say, should be allowed no television at all. Some studies point to increased language development among children with access to television, however.
Through the use of television, many different audiences can be reached, and news and other information can be transmitted to them. Television impacts the way we view our society and culture, it is able to teach us about what is going on in the world around us, or can be simply a form of entertainment. The media is the primary cause of violence today; it is responsible for many violent outcomes that have happened and leads to children having harmful lifelong consequences. Some people do not believe the media influences violence. According to Richard Rhodes in his essay “Hollow Claims about Fantasy Violence,” he argues that there is no link between exposure to media violence and the development of violent behavior.
Reality shows on television as well set bad examples such as excessive use of vulgar language causing viewers to think it's 'okay' to do the same. THat is one of the main reasons teenagers across the country are making these decision.
It’s important that we make sure the video games that our families play are also appropriate. When it comes to TV programming you think it is fine because it’s on national TV. The reality is TV is as bad as the internet and videogames and we should be careful what we watch with our families. Programs like 24 hours, ABC’s Lost, ABC’s Alias, and NBC’s Law & Order do influence the viewers, whether they realize it or not. These programs are not entertainment.
I generally feel we are all connected considering something, somewhere and somehow it will affect us, either good or bad and the word would be spread through the power of the television. In this day and age, television has become negative in some aspects towards violence, drugs and sex, un-educational shows and people’s mental development. In 1908 television was created to inform nearby citizens and countries on what was going on in the world globally and other important matters but now, it is use for such useless reasons. The first reason why people shouldn’t watch too much television is because the content of many TV programs is not educational. Nowadays, we can see movies, series and shows that present scenes of violence, sex and drugs.
Most of the advertisement plays with our children minds, and give them false information or facts. Therefore, if companies stopped advertising to children, they will stop manipulating their mind with not true facts. As a result, parents should teach their children that most of the Television advertisement are not true and only of sales purposes, so parental control can make change. Because children don’t know that there are people who want to take advantage of their innocent childhood to seek their purpose which is maximizing
The argument that video games are breeding British children in to psychotic murderers is a highly debated argument which many politicians have instigated into their policy’s Many people argue that video games are detrimental to children as it discourages children from concentrating or studying. During a survey of American parents it was shown that 8 out of 10 parents believed that video games were benefical to the children as it kept them “busy”. On the side of video games people say that video games develop skills that formal education. One of the main focuses is the columbin shooting in whih two individuals were claimed to be influenced heavely by video-game violence. The critics of video games demanded that stricter controls such as American gun control the media then swept up the story and labelled video games “murder simulators”.
Katelin Knowles Ms. Hannaford English II -5th hour 06 December 2012 How Television Violence Negatively Affects Children Many adults urge for children to watch more hours per week of educational programming, while others assert that zero hours of television is the best solution (Alfred I.). Even though the best solution is for children to not watch television until after the age of seven, because by then they will know the difference between right and wrong. Children develop heroism from watching children’s shows. Also because even children’s educational shows have violence in them and when children see repeated amounts of violence it will affect them into using violence as a way to solve problems, television violence sometimes begs for imitation (Alfred I.). Due to the excessive amount of violence on television, desensitization (the process of reducing of sensitivity) is something that more and more children are starting to experience.