Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tv shows?

Every season the "it" shows seem to become more and more violent. In fact the media-awareness council reveals, "media violence has not just increase in quantity; it has also become more graphic, sexual, and sadistic."
 Cable viewers and Netflix binge watchers are exposed to traumatizing series like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Dexter, Weeds, Orange is the New Black, and American Horror. Decapitations, random shootings, and shanking seem like daily occurrences. By the time the average child is eighteen years old, they will have witnessed 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 murders. Cartoon violence is the worse because every hour they present 20-25 violent acts as opposed to 2-3 violent acts on prime time television. Furthermore, 90% of cartoon violence goes unpunished and does not show the victim's suffering as opposed to 70% on regular programmings. When children under the age of 8 watch violence they cannot distinguish fantasy from reality. All in all it is clear children spend too much time watching violent TV shows.

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