Impacts of watching violent scenes to Children Does TV violence have a harmful effect on children? The violent scenes has a astonishingly negative effect such as cause violent and aggressive behavior among children, and make them become panic stricken to the outside world. TV programs are not all bad; however, data shows that the negative effects of disclosure to violence are powerful. First of all, aggressive behavior among children is caused by television violence. William Belson (1980) found the link between violence and television after doing a research with 1565 teenage boys in London.
With special effects, it has led to filmmakers to include more gore and other graphic images to make their horror movies strike more fear to the emotions of viewers. This has allowed for some graphic images to become a traumatic event in a person’s life which can lead to many adverse psychological issues. In the essay, said that “movies not only play into the psychological need for power but also explore perceptions of reality”(Keisner 413). All the horror movies can have a unique psychological impact depending on the type of horror movie. If the movie is more focused on gore and violent scenes; it can lead to a person exhibiting more aggressive behavior in their personal life.
Everything that children see or hear in the media early on in their lives affects them in some way. All of these sources of media lead to aggressive and violent behavior in their viewers in a manner when they show violence in it. Research has been conducted that over the past half-century, the exposure to violence on television, movies, seasons, and most recently in video games increases the risk of violent behavior. Although mass media is a source through which people can get vast information but on the other hand it is harmful for its viewers when it shows aggressive material. The recent increase
Though media sounds devastating in favour, many complain about it for increasing violence in society. They assert media exposure violence and cause a negative effect on their children’s behaviour. Since media has given a chance to explore social skills and other benefits, it is very disagreeable to blame media itself. In my opinion, other social effects
In this progressive country the TV is part of our life, most of everyone like watching TV. However, some people watch TV all day. They do not control time on the television. Especially, children usually seat in front of TV all day. Although the TV has a lot of programs for people all of ages, watching TV too much have many disadvantages, specially children who view TV television too much will be influenced on both mental and physical activities.
Since television is mostly for the entertainment, drama is very important. When characters show bad decisions for entertainment of the show, a youth may follow those characters, and eventually this can lead to sex, violence, or drug abuse. “Television viewing makes humans to copy wrong behaviors, in different places of their living, action methods improved when seeing on the screen.” (Kottak, 1990, p.3)
Television Violence Television has had an enormous contribution on how the world has changed and how we perceive it. There are hundreds of channels and a vast variety of genres to choose from in just a click of a button; however what you choose can really have an effect on you. People believe that television violence has a negative effect on society because it promotes violence. No doubt, I can agree with what these people believe, that television violence does have an effect on society because people will become more vulnerable, children will become more liable and people will become more aggressive involuntarily. Vulnerability is something that we should not show, as it is a sign of weakness.
The desensitizing theory, according to Scharrer, is when someone is consistently exposed to violence via the television, internet, radio, movies, and video games, and they become desensitized to the violence as if it was an everyday normal occurrence (Scharrer, 2008, pg. 292). Scharrer goes on to say, on the next page, that the more excessive the exposure to violence is, an emotional response is created where the empathy of victims decrease (Scharrer, 2008, pg. 293). People who tend to consider other people’s feelings are more resistant to desensitization (Scharrer, 2008, pg.
Studies show extensive viewing of television violence may cause children to become more aggressive and anxious. Children who watch many hours a week of violent TV may become inured to violence and begin to see the world as a scary and unsafe place (Amal, 2007). However, such an argument ignores the fact that the content of what children watch can play a crucial role here. Dr. Alison Parkes said: “Our work suggests that limiting the amount of time children spend in front of the TV is, in itself, unlikely to improve psychosocial adjustment. In future it will be important to look at the influence of what children watch on TV, and the role of parents watching with their child and discussing content with them, as well as how much children watch.” (Collins, 2013).
Media is playing a vital role in an individual’s life, and promoting both negative and positive aspects among the viewers, or in other words we can say media has changed our life style or our way of life. Media has very serious impact on the viewers, viewers are bound to believe what they see on a television because media presents their idea in a way which formulates the mindset of an audience in a way which force them to agree upon on all the elements which are being showed by the media channels. The article states the clinical impact on the children who spends majority of time in front of the television, young children who spends their majority time in front of the television (in watching cartoons or movies) are badly effected by the media elements. These effected elements are not limited to young children even adolescents are the victims of the same issue. This article has been presented by “EUGENE V BERESIN, M.D.” (Director of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital).