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Do you think children viewing violence on t.v. makes them want to act out violence in real life? Thoughts?

by Anonymousreply 801/28/2013

Not so much acting out violent acts, as I think it desensitizes them where if a violent act occurs in front of them, they have little emotional reaction. Violence in some way is perceived as normal rational behavior.

by Anonymousreply 101/28/2013

No

by Anonymousreply 201/28/2013

Isn't that the byline for Fox News?

by Anonymousreply 301/28/2013

I don't know if it "makes them want to act out violence," but I believe that there is material being broadcast that is inappropriate for children.

We are constantly bombarded with stimuli from an immense and ever-growing assortment of talents, motivations, and media.

I'm not suggesting that anyone other than a child's parent(s) should decide whether or not material is age-appropriate for their child, but all parents should try to be aware of what their child is watching.

There are many, many more *important* and *worthwhile* things that a child could be doing with his/her time to improve their intellect, rather than watching ANY movie or playing ANY video games.

Busy parents can easily fall into a pattern of using the TV to babysit their child.

by Anonymousreply 401/28/2013

No, but I do think reading Datalounge makes one want to act out violence in real life.

by Anonymousreply 501/28/2013

Children? If the parent isn't parenting them and just lets them absorb violent material? Yes.

Adults or teens who have been parented and taught the difference between right/wrong, real/imaginary? No. Not at all. They either weren't raised in a healthy environment or they're mentally ill or socially deviant if they decide to go out and kill people like the guy at Newtown.

by Anonymousreply 601/28/2013

Racist DL again, equating Blacks with monkeys.

by Anonymousreply 701/28/2013

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by Anonymousreply 801/28/2013
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