Does Tv Voilence Cause Aggression in Children?

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Introduction Most children in the US grow up watching TV and it has occupied a big space of time in their lives. T.V. violence is vastly telecast through movies, advertisement, and media and also through the children’s cartoon movies. Are we supposed to be worried about the effect on growing children? Do children become violent watching violent program on T.V? Among all the mass media, television violence is one of the main factors for both short-term and long-term effects upon children (Huesmann and Eron,1986 as cited by Slotsve, et al., 2008). According to some findings in research, the amount of hours children spend in watching Television has drastically increased by years. American Psychological Association gave a report on television and American society saying that by the time an elementary child leaves school, the child would have seen at least 8.000 murders and more than 100,000 other kinds of violence on television (Huston, et al., 1992 as cited by Smith, Marilyn E. 1993). It can be stated that most children spend more time watching TV rather than with parents or in the classroom. Some of the findings Questions arise, why does watching TV violence cause aggression in children? Children learn so many things just by watching and observing even if they don’t understand the reason behind it. Even the famous Bandura‘s bobo doll (Social learning theory) experiment proves that children learn and imitate action just by watching. In this experiment, a group of young children were divided into Group A and Group B. Group A children were shown a videotape of a girl hitting, kicking and acting violently on the Bobo doll. The children in Goup B were shown a videotape of the same girl having tea party and behaving in the appropriate manner with the same bobo doll. When group A and group B children were put in the room with the same doll that was used in the
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