According to the latest studies, the violence shown on television has a negative effect on kids, especially in the ways they act and think. This conclusion is relevant not only to young kids, but violence on television can have its negative impact on adults too according to some recent studies. It’s obvious that children tend to learn and experience from their social learning and role modeling. That’s why when young kids see any violence on TV, they have quite hard times differentiating between false and real things, but the worst part is that children tend to emulate and copy everything they see.
Basically, there are certain chemical changes in their brain, similar to the one seen in patients with post-traumatic stress disorders. If they see a lot of violence, their brain starts reacting as if they were abused. This effect is only multiplied and increased is the violence children see on television is sadistic or one-sided. You should add to that the concept that those kids who watch violence on TV have the brain that is still developing. Only this fact proves adults that TV viewing can be very dangerous for children.
For example, those kids who are psychologically affected by having less empathy tend to be more likely to use aggressive and violent strategies to solve existing problems rather than searching for some peaceful methods to resolve their conflicts. They also tend to be more reactive than being proactive, and this means that children rely more on their knee-jerk reactions to get rid of different frustrating situations. Besides, they are more fearful of all kinds of social relationships, and this is what forces such kids to bite before being bitten.
They have a certain perception of danger coupled by the lack of empathy, and it may result in developing unwanted sadistic behaviors. When kids see too much violence on television, they are more likely to become argumentative because they dispensed with the slow caution of their inhibitors. In terms of their schooling, they tend to be out of their classes and be bullies. That’s because such children are less patient and unwilling to cooperate with others according to the latest studies. Finally, they also tend to demonstrate a stronger sense of entitlement. There are other risks and dangers for kids after watching violence on television, so their parents should protect them well.
According to the latest studies, the violence shown on television has a negative effect on kids, especially in the ways they act and think. This conclusion is relevant not only to young kids, but violence on television can have its negative impact on adults too according to some recent studies.