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Posted: 17 June 2009 at 10:08pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades



In actuality most of the people whom I know who are into violent/crime shows and games are the nicest of people, while some of the milder show viewers tend to be vicious.

is it really true or was just added for "effect" ?LOL

Originally posted by VirgoVixen

Honestly, I don't think so. So what would be the solution then to keep kids away from violence? Ban television? Censor the shows?

Well, in case it is true, the first thing to do would ofcourse be to spread awareness about it !

I think that would rebound, it would make them even more curious about it. Violence stems from a number of different issues and one of them is certainly not television.
Although, I think the quality of entertainment-based shows (as well as cartoons for kids) is decreasing day by day. Compare the movies and shows of today with something as recent as shows from 10-20 years back, one can easily how quality has gone drastically.

What exactly do you consider as good quality programmes?

(Just curious)

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Posted: 17 June 2009 at 11:17pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by clodpolish

Originally posted by return_to_hades



In actuality most of the people whom I know who are into violent/crime shows and games are the nicest of people, while some of the milder show viewers tend to be vicious.

is it really true or was just added for "effect" ?LOL

Its a personal observation. Then again I get along better with people who watch awesme shows. The rest of them argue with me over my poor taste in television. They are vicious.

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Not only TV but the computer too is being increasingly held responsible for childrens aggressive behaviour. Children are more affected then adults as children are said to watch TV with much more attention & also tend to identify with the characters shown.

Several scientific studies on effects of TV on children have been carried out. Surveys indicate that the school children watch television for  an average 30 hours per week and the pre school children for nearly 54 hours a week. Assuming an average of  3 hrs per day, children view about 20,000 commercials a year. By the age of 16, they will have witnessed 2 lacs violent acts including 33,000 murders !

 

 Now let me highlight some of the alarming findings from the research studies conducted over the past 8 - 10 years.

 

        Television and computers are psychologically addictive

        Both are physically passive activity and generally disturbs creative thinking

        It impacts motor co ordination, balance and general level of fitness and leads to obesity.

        Late night TV watching and computer games leads to tiredness, lack of attention and irritability the next day in school.

        Sleep is disturbed and nightmares can occur

        Television and many computer games tend to overpower and desensitize a child's sense of sympathy for suffering.

        Child's sense of wonder is dulled.

        Social development is impaired.

        Vision and hearing ability is badly affected.

 

 Many child development and educational experts feel that the children's minds are not developing the way they should due to excessive watching of TV and computers. Language learning and reading skills, creativity and imagination, social interaction and interpersonal problem solving all get impaired. Violence on TV and computer games leads to intolerance, lack of patience and aggressive behaviour. Heavy TV viewers develop a distorted sense of reality.

 

 It is now official that television numbs the brain. Researchers have found that once the TV is switched on, the left hand side of the brain tends to switch off  and the images from the TV goes straight to the right brain. That means we take in all the information but are not able to critically evaluate it. Our  reasoning and interpretation is affected.

 

 In fact, researchers have now concluded that the Television is quite unsuitable as a learning tool for children.  The longer you sit in front of a screen slower the brainwave activity.   It numbs our brain!

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 2:31am | IP Logged

Originally posted by angie.4u

Researchers have found that once the TV is switched on, the left hand side of the brain tends to switch off and the images from the TV goes straight to the right brain. That means we take in all the information but are not able to critically evaluate it. Our reasoning and interpretation is affected.
Hmm

is it true for children and adults alike?

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 2:51am | IP Logged
Originally posted by clodpolish

Originally posted by angie.4u

Researchers have found that once the TV is switched on, the left hand side of the brain tends to switch off and the images from the TV goes straight to the right brain. That means we take in all the information but are not able to critically evaluate it. Our reasoning and interpretation is affected.
Hmm

is it true for children and adults alike?

It holds true for both but adults R less afflicted as they generally watch Tv with much less attention & intensity & their reasoning & interpretation abilities R better developed.

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 2:56am | IP Logged
Originally posted by angie.4u

Originally posted by clodpolish

Originally posted by angie.4u

Researchers have found that once the TV is switched on, the left hand side of the brain tends to switch off and the images from the TV goes straight to the right brain. That means we take in all the information but are not able to critically evaluate it. Our reasoning and interpretation is affected.
Hmm

is it true for children and adults alike?

It holds true for both but adults R less afflicted as they generally watch Tv with much less attention & intensity & their reasoning & interpretation abilities R better developed.

oh, so it means there are varying degrees of numbess !

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 6:31am | IP Logged
Originally posted by clodpolish

I have heard and read a lot about television really playing a major role in the violence of today's world. So do you agree to it or do you feel its kinda overrated?

Is television the leading cause of violence in today's society afterall?



Cloddy

its not the leading cause but what is protayed on the news is partly to blame.  other causes are violent videogames and the easy availabilty of firearms, in particular in the US.

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Posted: 18 June 2009 at 6:45am | IP Logged
Originally posted by baz786

Originally posted by clodpolish

I have heard and read a lot about television really playing a major role in the violence of today's world. So do you agree to it or do you feel its kinda overrated?

Is television the leading cause of violence in today's society afterall?



Cloddy

its not the leading cause but what is protayed on the news is partly to blame. other causes are violent videogames and the easy availabilty of firearms, in particular in the US.
only what is portrayed in the news (with respect to television) ?

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