Violence is everywhere. People see it in movies featuring Vin Diesel, in many video games, and read about it in books. Many people argue that television should not feature violence since it may affect young children in undesirable ways. Children can grow up to be desensitized to violence and commit the acts themselves. Others state that violence does not affect young children as long as parents are there to supervise them. With proper guidance and teaching, children can watch violence and not develop the aggressive tendencies. Violence should not be removed from television because viewing such behavior does not necessarily lead to violent behavior in children, parents are ultimately responsible for supervising what their children are watching on TV, and the only foreseeable solution is to let the networks know what people deem excessively violent and act on it.
[...] Violence in television is the same way; watching televisions that depict violent graphic scenes does not necessarily mean that the child will grow up homicidal and crazy. Most children that do end up being violent have had rough childhoods or grew up in a rough neighborhood. Through good parenting and teaching their children what is real and fake, society would not have the problem of having to regulate content such as violence on television. Television has come a long way in its history. [...]
[...] Another reason why violence should not be removed from television for the sake of the children is because parents are ultimately responsible for what their children are watching. Parents have several technologies in place to help regulate what their children watch on TV. Technology such as the Chip, which enables parents to block shows that are above a certain rating, help parents make decisions on what their children can watch. However, even with the V-Chip, parents still need to watch out for violence on television, even on a G-rated show. [...]
[...] Parents need to be aware that violence is in basically every TV program, no matter the rating. Ira Teinowitz, a writer for Television Week, expands on the measures people think the government should take on the issue of violence on television. She writes in her article “Violence Report Leaves Questions,” . many agree that the [FCC] report's findings could pressure the industry to act voluntarily to at least educate the public about the resources available to help viewers make their best programming choices” (Teinowitz 1). [...]
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