Does violence on television has lead a real life violence on our society? It has becoming a topic of debate for several years until now whether violence that portrayed through television programmes causes a real life violence on the society. Nowadays, not only adults and teenagers, but also children, get attached and obsessed on television programmes. Some research shows that violence on television does has a surprisingly negative impact on the community especially among the youngsters. According to Newton Minow, children will watch anything, and when a broadcaster uses crime and violence and other shoddy devices to monopolize a child’s attention, it’s worse than taking candy from a baby.
Reality Television Negative Influences In today’s modern world, the influence of Reality TV has become a major problem for people in society because it makes people fail to understand what is real or not. Reality TV has been expanding its popularity to more and more people. Most Reality TV shows reality without censorship, and that can make children who are watching see sexual violence, use of illegal substances and harsh language. As a result, most people frequently think of Reality TV in terms of a bad example for their children. Moreover, some children might follow the acts that they see on Reality TV without any hesitation.
The primary objective of this research was to examine the psychological impact of scary and horrible television programs and movies on children and movies on children. Results of the study conclude that watching horror television programs and movies influence children behavior, beliefs and attitude for long time. Young children have trouble distinguishing make- believe from reality; parents need to safeguard them from violent or scary TV content.
Child pornography will be one of the leading things that they will be charged with according to “Sexting: Technology is Changing What Young People Share Online.” However many people do not know that their sexts, and receiving sexts from other adolescents is child pornography. About sixty-one percent of teens in a anonymous online survey say they did not know it was considered child pornography (Wallace). Which further shows how much these teens know about sextings consequences, and how to stop sexting. In some cases it shows that girls have a higher rate of sending photos (Trapp), and that boys are only the ones asking for them. Making no sense as how the girls are seen as sending them more than the boys asking for them.
Effects of television viewing on language development in young children Numerous studies are dedicated to the connection between television and early childhood development. Nowadays, there are many educational programs targeted specifically at young children and development of their cognitive and language skills. However, scholars argue that the early exposure to TV programs can be detrimental for the adequate development of these skills. Among the most notable problems with excessive TV exposure, they name inappropriate content, lack of actual vocabulary stimulation. Also, doctors do not recommend watching television to children under two years old, but this recommendation is disregarded in many families, which can result in developmental problems, including problems with language skills.
Previously morally bad material was not included in sitcoms. Family Front, and Teen Bta Teen are good examples. But now when young viewers switch on television to watch their favourite programs, they find nothing but dual meaning words, bold dialogues and scenes, less proximity between male and female characters, adult jokes, vulgar language, abusage, crime scenes and violence and such things which are unacceptable. Moreover, situation comedies also provoke male and female relationship which is considered unethical in our society Data showed that depiction of morally wrong activities can lead children to immoral actions. Watching their hero dating with girls, having extra-marital relationships with female characters definitely affect them.
Many researches which are done to explore the effect of the advertising on children came to the conclusion that almost all the children of age 6 or greater are exposed to advertisements to a wider extent. Advertisements shown on Television, Internet, Print Media and Movies are perceived by children in more or less negative way according to our research. Children, for example, when see the advertisement of junk food or the food which is considered healthy for them, forces their parents to buy those food products not on occasional basis but on daily basis. They do not consider the simple fact that the junk food would affect their health negatively and will have to suffer from serious health diseases in future. Further studies show that now the
Many parents were quite stressed with other issues and preferred to leave children in front of the TV or computer, to only have few minutes to themselves. Another issues that came with the technology is the extent which children are exposed to violence while playing games or watching television. Many TV shows offered very poor role models in moral values and expose children to things that maybe are too young to see them, while the video games they're allowed to use fake weapons. US children's programs shown on the television an average of 20 to 25 violent acts every hour. A significant association was found between time spent watching television during adolescence, with this exposure to violence, and the likelihood of later antisocial behavior, such as aggression threatening physical attack or fight with violence resulting in bodily injury and robbery.
Teenage pregnancy has become a problem. The main cause of teenage pregnancy is parents not talking to their children about sex and protecting themselves. Children know more about sex than we give them credit for. They learn it from their friends, at school, and in media. Parents watch whatever they like around their children.
Sex education has numerous effects on students when they are not aware or taught in schools because it has led to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), unwanted pregnancy and abortion. In 2007, “it was reported that comprehensive sex education made teenagers 60 percent less likely to get pregnant or impregnate a partner compared to teenagers who didn’t receive sex education” (Potera and Kennedy). According to the time magazine, “88 percent of boys and 86 percent of girls who didn’t receive an education on sex, couldn’t abstain from it before the age of 20; the same article shows that just 24% of boys and 16% of girls abstain from sex even without the knowledge of sex education”