Ever since television was invented, it has become increasingly controversial every year since. So many programs and movies shown on television have become increasingly violent and show sexual innuendos and sexual content. If you were to turn on the six o' clock news, you would hear about the murders and the kidnappings and the rapes and all of the horrible things which happen in society, presented in a neutral manner which makes them all seem not quite so bad. Imagine how that looks to twelve year old child. Television has, since its invention, always been America's favorite source of entertainment. As society has changed, violence and sexual content have been added ever so increasingly over the years. After all, isn't that what
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Not only is television meant for entertainment only, but if this is the source of our youth learning about life, our youth are getting a distorted view of the way things are. According to the National Television Violence Study, the context in which violence is portrayed is as important to its impact as the amount of violence. The study concluded that 66% of children's programming had violence. Of the shows with violent content three-quarters demonstrated unpunished violence and when violence occurred 58% of the time, victims were not shown experiencing pain. Forty-six percent of all television violence identified by the study took place in children's cartoons. Children's programs were least likely to depict the long-term consequences of violence (5%) and they portray violence in a humorous fashion 67% of the time. Imagine Wylie Coyote chasing the road runner. Something extremely violent always happens to the coyote, yet he always walks away from the "accident" completely unscathed. What is this saying about violence to today's youth?
This level of violence has been showed to have numerous negative effects on the youth of America. Media violence often fails to show the consequences of violence. This is especially true of cartoons, toy commercials and music videos. As a result, children learn that there are few if any repercussions for committing violent acts. Television violence is especially