Speculation as to the causes of the recent mass shooting at a batman movie screening in colorado has reignited debates in the psychiatric community about media violence and its effects on human behavior “violence in the media has been increasing and reaching proportions that are dangerous,” said emanuel tanay, md, a retired clinical professor of psychiatry at wayne state university and a forensic psychiatrist for more than 50 years. Television, video games, and music are very influential and if too much violence is available for children to watch, play, or listen to, this can sway their attitudes in a negative direction music is a big part of children’s lives, especially as children become older and enter adolescence.
Tv violence and children no 13 updated december 2014 and shaping behavior unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent hundreds of studies of the effects of tv violence on children and teenagers have found that children may: the impact of tv violence may show immediately in the child's behavior or may surface. For decades, anecdotal and scientific research has shown the harmful effects to children of television, movie and video game violence the four main effects are aggression, desensitization, fear and negative messages (murray 2000) consider these troubling realities: the average american child spends three to five hours of each day watching television that’s 1,500 hours per year in front of the tv compared to only about 900 hours in school.
- effects of television violence on children television is the mainstream of our culture violence on television has been a topic of conflict since before 1950 there have been repeated debates on how to protect children from the harmful effects of violence on television. Authorities on child behavior agree that what a child watches does indeed affect their behavior according to the american academy of child and adolescence psychiatry, extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness (cook et al) desensitization can also play a roll in a child's negative behavior.
Educators' thought that tv would play a vital role in preparing preschoolers physically and psychologically for school in contrast, today the effect of television on children has become a growing concern to many educators' due to its effect on children's behavior, health, and cognitive development and learning.
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 as a parent, you are your child's first line of defense it's your job to protect your child from the negative effects of excessive tv violence and protect him from the problems resulting from such exposure.
Violence on tv and how it can affect your children by dr gail gross studies show that violence on television does have an adverse affect on children and the way they think and act.