Many thought that letting children watch television would make them smarter, but it only made them more violent and have less creativity and imagination.
Breaking the cycle of violence begins with children learning to interact with each other in positive Television and Children 3 ways and with little or no violence.
Although all this sounds bad the problem can be fixed by simply eliminating the time spent watching so much television and providing the children with more creative things to do.
Some examples of creative things that children can do in place of watching television are painting, reading books, acting out stories with puppets, dancing, and getting them to interact with other children their own age in a safe and positive way.
Research shows that children learn a lot from viewing educational programming.
This paper discusses some of the negative and some of the positive impacts that watching television has on children based on research." Children often see or hear the news many times a day through television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.Seeing and hearing about local and world events, such as natural disasters, catastrophic Television and Children 4 events, and crime reports, may cause children to experience stress, anxiety, and fears." (Children and the News).(Hottecker) In today's generation television has a great influence on children.Unfortunately most of the programs watched by children have a negative impact and give the wrong impression of what actually happens in everyday life.Cartoons are showing numerous acts of violence and most of this violence is done by the "good guys." A good example of this are the Power Rangers. Other shows like X-men, Sailor Moon, Looney Tones, and even Care Bears show violence towards others.No wonder children think that it is okay to act this way when the see their "Super Heroes," who are supposed to be the good guys, hurting and harming others.Many television stations have a rating system for their programming that warns parents of the potential threat of affecting children; however, it has only been recently that news and media broadcast content has been questionable.Many news channels have taken steps to change the possible negative effects their content may have on children.This paper will attempt to describe different research projects that demonstrate the effects of television on children. When one thinks about the effects of television on children, the first thing that comes to mind is the violence that is freely shown on many channels.However, there are other things on the television besides the violence that can affect a child's behavior.