Sunday, March 30, 2008

Watching TV violence can be harmful to the mental health of children.

This is based on a report by Abelard from this website:

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"Violence on television affects children negatively, according to psychological research.

The three major effects of seeing violence on television are:

• Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others.
• Children may be more fearful of the world around them.
• Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive ways toward others
Imitation is a high human element, especially among the young. Just one publicized school shooting, in my view, leads to imitation."

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