The affect of watching violence on TV

United States
November 5, 2007 9:46am CST
I noticed on Yahoo's homepage they have an healine from Reuters that Screen violence is tied to agression in boys. The article goes on to point out that while 2 out of 5 who watched aggresive movies were more prone to be overly aggresive adults..the same results were not prevalent among females. "Christakis said many parents may be unaware that the shows or video games their young children watch are violent or inappropriate for their age group." You can read the whole article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071105/hl_nm/violence_tv_dc
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I've always thought watching violence was harmful. I can tell in myself just over the past 20 years. What we use to think was just awful on screen or tv, we are now accustomed to and think nothing of. I think that's why there is so much violence in the world...they have seen so much of it and think nothing of it, or don't realize there are real consequences. But...I'm tired of it all and tend to stick to PG movies for myself and skip the R rated ones entirely. Don't care any more for the garbage, the innuendo, the violence and the bad language.
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• United States
5 Nov 07
Like you ..I have noticed a big difference in my soul since I dropped tv completely.. There was more nervousness in me when I had the tv.. I told myself..this was recreation..a distraction..but no matter ..the commercials the news etc..all this was affecting my soul. For people who are not living a vowed life TV can be really good..in moderation. But for me.. I have found out ..it had a negative affect on me. I didnt create, think or imagine ..thus less writing: when I was utilizing the tv.
@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Ive heard this before. I try not to let my grandkids watch violent shows. They see too much in school as it is.
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• United States
10 Nov 07
Ohhh i found this out when Sky was very young..and it was a cartoon at that! it was one of those anime' pokemon cartoons..and the power puff girls..yess u heard me right lol..after watching these..Skylar would get all mean and start hitting..and u could just see the change in his eyes..and he would just get mean as heck and ohh it was horible!! soo now i dont let him watch much violance at all especially in cartoons..we dont have cable or tv just channel 2.4. and 12..threw antenna so that helps him not watching what most kids do..and i only buy cartoons i have seen first or heard what kind they are..i dont need al anready rambuxious kid goin ape crap afgtert seeing more violence..know what i mean? have a good one:)