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Impacts of TV violence on children

IB English HL - FOA

Maryam AlRumaithy

on 31 May 2015

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Transcript of Impacts of TV violence on children

Impacts of TV
Violence on children

• TV violence definition.
• Types of TV violence.
• Negative and positive impacts.
• Impacts of TV violence upon Emirati children.
• Personal opinion.
• References.
TV violence
Usually refers to all the violence appearing on TV screens. It includes material broadcast over the air, distributed by cable and satellite systems, and available on videocassettes and disks.
Types of TV violence
1. Reward for Violence
2. Reality of Violence
3. Violent Role Models
4. Justified Violence
5. Violent Connections

Negative and positive impacts
Negative Positive
Right and wrong are no longer clear concepts
Children will increase anti-social and aggressive behavior.
Children may become less sensitive to violence and those who suffer from violence.
Children may view the world as violent and mean, becoming more fearful of being a victim of violence.
Children will desire to see more violence in entertainment and real life.
Children will view violence as an acceptable way to settle conflicts

Gerard Jones in his book, “Kiling Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence.”:
help children deal with natural emotions.
Impacts of TV violence upon Emirati children.
Personal experience and opinion
Nelson Mandela (1995) "The future of our planet lies in children's hands. All of you involved in television, which is one of the most powerful influences on children, have an awesome responsibility on your shoulders"
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