Children And Aggression Essay

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C1 Children and Aggression On Television Kalyssa Stewart Psychology 210 Essay #2 November 16, 2011 C2 Under George Gerber’s definition of violence, violence is the overt expression of physical force against others or self, or the compelling of an action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed. For a while, studies have shown the link between aggression on television and child behavior. Since parents are their child’s first teacher, many get away with using the television as a built-in babysitter. As a result, children are becoming comforted more and more by the TV, unaware of its effects. What parents don’t realize is that through television, children view many things that they should not. In my opinion, parents should become more involved and conscious of television intake at home. On Sesame Street, there were no acts of aggression whatsoever. However, Sponge Bob exhibited both physical and verbal violence, being higher in physical violence. Family Guy was higher on the verbal side, but displayed both verbal and physical aggression. Lastly, iCarly showed an equal amount of verbal and physical aggressiveness. C3 Television Aggression Chart Tv Show | Sesame Street | Sponge bob | Family Guy | icarly | Verbal Aggression | 0 | 1 | 4 | 2 | Physical Aggression | 0 | 3 | 2 | 2 | Analysis and Report Among the four children shows that I watched, three out of four displayed some kind of violence. According to my results, Sponge bob was more physically aggressive, while Family Guy had more verbal aggression. While watching the four television shows, I observed that more than half were rewarded when being aggressive. In the iCarly episode, one character hits another character, and then gets a high five from the standby

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