This essay TV Made Me Do It! has a total of 565 words and 3 pages.
"TV Made Me Do It!"
Has our nation been deceived by the media? Has the media sent forth an era that it is all right to define what was considered ?old fashion values?? Values are defined by the Webster?s Dictionary as,
beliefs or ideas.
Violence on TV affects how children view themselves, their world,and other people. In fact, experts warn that viewing violence can have
lifelong harmful effects on children?s health. By the time children
complete school, the average child will witness more than 100,000 acts of
violence on TV, including 8,000 murders.
The more violence children watch on TV, the more likely they
may act in aggressive ways, become less sensitive to other?s pain and
suffering, and be more fearful of the world around them.
Since we live in a violent society, we?re constantly hearing
arguments that seeing TV violence, particularly children, desensitizes us
so we accept real violence more off handily maybe it even triggers real
The theory behind the TV attacks is always the same: if Bobby
commits a crime, he?s not responsible and his parents are not
responsible: Something Else is responsible. The problem in this society
isn?t the easy availability of drugs, or guns, or television, although all
are scape goateed.
All of these things are mere senseless: they do only what we have
them do. All supposedly scientific studies on the subject of TV violence
?causing? real violence are based on a theory of cause-and-effect that is
contrary to humans having the capability of making responsible, moral
choices. So is the media causing the nation to stray away from the ?old
fashion values? We are voluntary beings by nature: we chose what we
do and what we make ourselves. For e
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