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Murder. Rape. Suicide. Kidnapping. Chaos.  Destruction.  When Mr. Farnsworth invented the television, I don’t think he knew what kind of impact his invention would have on today’s children.  Even if he did, I don’t think he would have anticipated the level of violence that children would be exposed to due to progress.  In recent years, there has been an upsurge of violence in America, as well as on television.  With this rise in violence, both in society and in the media, parents and teachers should become more aware of ways to counteract television violence, such as using the TV ratings system, V-chip, and discussing television violence with children.
Since the invention of the television, people, especially children, have steadily spent more time in front of the television set.  “…the amount of time spent in front of a television or video screen is the single biggest chunk of time in the waking life of an American child…Children now spend more time learning about life through media than through any other mean.”  (Anonymous)  In many families, televisi…
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