Children and TV Violence

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Television Violence and Children Imagine walking into a relative’s house and their child comes charging at you claiming to be the yellow Power Ranger. You think nothing of it at first; he is just being a four-year-old. Now imagine he is charging at you carrying a plastic sword. In his eyes, you are the enemy and he is going to take you out with his almighty weapon. He swings the sword at you with …

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…violence is almost inevitable. Talking to children about the images and messages they are exposed to on TV will give them an alternative way to interpret what they see. (Aidman) By doing this, children learn to become more critical viewers. In the end, it is the hopes of parents that children will understand that violence is not glamorous or funny, but that violence is very much real-life and can have serious consequences if taken lightly.