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Television Violence and Murdering Children
Today, children are translating the fiction from television shows into real acts of violence. “Television is becoming less and less an escape route into fantasy, it’s becoming reality” (Palmer). Horrible murders, even by kids as young as age twelve, support Palmers’ statement. Television may not be the soul cause of the terrible crimes, but there is proof that some of these unimaginable crimes are caused by violence seen on the television.
In our world today, television is a part of almost everyone’s life. Researchers state that on the average, children in America today spend at least three to four hours watching television a day. That means that on the weekly average, a child could spend up to twenty-eight hours on the television. Therefore, the television shows children watch, definitely have major contributions in developing values and shaping their behavior. Because of the many violent shows that are on the television today, it isn’t really a good thing that children are being taught by the television. Even though there are ma…
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