Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. These children act out in class and are more likely to be the class bully. This is true not only for young children, but some recent studies indicate that watching violence on television can even impact adults.
Many popular television shows -- even those in the so-called "family" time slot of American children watch an average of between three and fours hours of television daily. As a result, TV violence and children has become a hot topic. Studies show extensive viewing of television violence may cause children to become more aggressive and anxious.
Children who watch many hours a week of violent TV may become inured to violence and begin to see the world as a scary and unsafe place. Here are some suggestions from the experts: Pay attention to what your children are watching.
Watch TV with your kids. Put kids on a "TV diet" and limit their TV time just as you limit their junk food intake. Change the channel or turn off the TV when violent or offensive material comes on and tell your child why you are doing so.
Consider the v-chip or other tools that allow parents to block inappropriate programming. Use the ratings system, which offers information about the violent content of a TV program. Make sure other parents and caregivers with whom your child spends time are on the same page. The news can be particularly troublesome these days.
Monitor the amount of time children watch news shows Make sure there is adequate time and a quiet place to talk following an upsetting broadcast Watch the news with children Ask your child what he has heard and what questions he may have Provide reassurance regarding his own safety Look for signs the news may have triggered fears or anxieties, including sleeplessness, night terrorsbedwettingcrying, or talking about being afraid.
Continued When discussing TV violence with your children: Make sure you are age-appropriate. For example, children under 8 may have trouble differentiating between fantasy and reality.
Help them understand the difference when discussing what they have seen.
Children over the age of 8 who have seen violent acts on TV or in the movies may become fearful that such things might happen to them. Try saying something like this: I will do my very best to make sure you are safe. American Academy of Pediatrics: Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, fourth edition.
Talk With Your Kids web site:Children's Exposure to TV Violence & Aggressive Behavior. by AMANDA HERMES June 13, extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness.
While researchers agree that there is a connection between watching violence and acting aggressively, there is disagreement over why this connection . As parents and teachers, we need to focus on the role television plays in the lives of our children.
Television's availability, variety and ease of access make it unique. It can serve as a source of information, education, entertainment or escape.
Studies show that violence on television does have an adverse affect on children and the way they think and act.
Violence on TV and How It Can Affect Your Children. What can parents do. The Effect of TV and Internet Violence on Children.
by ROBERT MISKIMON Oct. 10, In other words, more exposure to TV violence is directly correlated with more aggression by youngsters. Parents' Role. Television, like the Internet, has produced both beneficial and harmful effects on society in terms of violence and pornography.
In other words, the more exposure to TV violence, and the younger the child, the more harm done. What Parents Can Do In trying to decide what steps to take to protect your children from the negative effects of TV violence, it is important to realize that in today's modern culture they will be exposed to a certain amount of this type of.
Parents can protect children from excessive TV violence in the following ways: pay attention to the programs their children are watching and watch some with them set limits on the amount of time they spend with the television; consider removing the TV set from the child's bedroom.