Essay Television Violence And Its Effects On Television

706 Words Nov 17th, 2015 3 Pages
Media, television, and movies have had many developments throughout the years. However, these changes may have been for the worse. Most turn the TV on and cannot go five minutes without witnessing an act of violence. As early as 1952 the government realized there was an unnecessary amount of violence on television ("Update: Television Violence"). These acts of violence are watched casually in society compared to maybe 50 years ago. People now look at sexual acts and profane words only to deem them inappropriate for movies and television. Society now throws a rating on movies and television shows in response to violence. Although this has been done, extreme acts of violence do not seem to affect the ratings. It is only when nudity and vulgar language join it does the rating go from G rated to R rated. Even G rated films can contain violence. For example Lion King; the Lions in the movie kill each other to solve their problems. Also, in the Disney movie Mulan the characters go to war and Mulan gets stabbed. Both of these movies maintain a G rating and it only goes to show that the audience starts viewing these acts of violence at a very young age. One cannot even Google media violence without being bombarded by the many studies involving children and how they are negatively affected by the violence children witness in its many forms. In fact, there are more than 4,000 studies done just on TV violence and its effects on children (“Television and Children”). From brutal…

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