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Violence on Television:What do Children Learn? What Can Parents Do?

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Date Added to MERLOT: November 12, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 07, 2010
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Author: American Psychological Association,Office of Public Affairs Send email to American Psychological Association,Office of Public Affairs 
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APA Public Communication on TV Violence.

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
11 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

alot of info in a small space..not alot of "fluff" which is wonderful. This
sould be, if it isn't already a documentary.

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easy to navigate!

Avatar for Kim Heilig
11 years ago

Kim Heilig (Student)

I spent about 1/2 hour reading through the information presented. The quality
was very good as it explained the effects of violence on T.V. and children, tips
for parents, other resources. I think you could easily use this material for
teaching and learning. There was enough information there to learn from without
repeating the same thing over and over. It kept the interest.

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I found this site easy to use and I think first time users could easily use the
software.

Avatar for Lorraine Sabino
11 years ago

Lorraine Sabino (Student)

I found it to be clear and concise information that was easy to read. It
presented a lot of information in a brief space and gave a lot to think about.

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I searched around for something to choose then selected this, I found the site
easy to use.

Avatar for Sandra Price
12 years ago

Sandra Price (Student)

I spent about 30 minutes browsing the different sites to find a topic that would
be relevent to my home lifestyle.THe quality of content does reflect concepts
and models significant with educational awareness.This site does have
potentialto enhance teaching and learning especially for parents. As a second
time user of this site I find it easy to find resources.

Avatar for sherry patterson
13 years ago

sherry patterson (Student)

This is a brief overview of the subject matter and is valuable as such. Anyone
seeking in depth knowledge would be advised to use this as a starting point.
Does contain a link to the American Psychological Association website which is
very imformative.

Technical Remarks:

Very easy to use, easy to link to APA website.

Avatar for Corrina Gardner
13 years ago

Corrina Gardner (Student)

This site is very informative on the effects of violent TV shows on children.
The site explains how continuous exposure to violence leads to an insensitivity
to violence in children. I found this site to be an eye opener for parents.

Avatar for Christopher Jackson
13 years ago

Christopher Jackson (Student)

This link takes you to an article on violence on TV, a subtopic of the American
Psychological Association. The web page on violence on TV is short and succinct.
It took about 5 minutes to read through, but provided useful information. The
information on the page seemed very accurate, and provided examples of studies
on this topic. This site also provided information for parents and what they can
do about violence on TV. The major fault was the information did not seem
current. The ?for more information? section?s most recent publication was from
1991. I feel that there has been much recent information on this topic that
would prove beneficial.

As stated earlier this site was part of the APA site. The tool bar contains a
link for a site map, which takes you tall all of APA?s resources, including
topics on AIDS, aging, disabilities, kids, and women. It even has a link to find
your own psychologist (even though you would have to call). The sites seem full
of up to date information and provide an excellent learning experience. I
particularly like the public information section, which included the Violence on
TV article, as well as information on ways to control anger, depression, and
many others. I recommend everyone to check out this site because of its vast
amount of information and its ease to use.

Avatar for Lindsay Franklin
13 years ago

Lindsay Franklin (Student)

In reviewing the materials, I spent as much time as I felt it was necessary to gain a firm understanding of the content. I feel that this topic is a very controversial subject, but one that needs immediate addressing. After reading the specific area on the aggressive behavior that teens portrayed after viewing violent programs I came away with the understanding that this is a serious problem. How are we as a society going to fix it? Parents need to be well educated and informed in regard to how television viewing effects their children both emotionally and psychologically. This web-site was extremly worthwhile in presenting us with an outline of our ever changing society towards violent behaviors. Is it fair to blame the children that don't have controls over what they are watching? Should parents be playing more of a role in monitoring what their children view? In reviewing the materials, I spent as much time as I felt it was necessary to gain a firm understanding of the content. I feel that this topic is a very controversial subject, but one that needs immediate addressing. After reading the specific area on the aggressive behavior that teens portrayed after viewing violent programs I came away with the understanding that this is a serious problem. How are we as a society going to fix it? Parents need to be well educated and informed in regard to how television viewing effects their children both emotionally and psychologically. This web-site was extremly worthwhile in presenting us with an outline of our ever changing society towards violent behaviors. Is it fair to blame the children that don't have controls over what they are watching? Should parents be playing more of a role in monitoring what their children view?

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I found it very easy to navigate through this website. First time users will most likely not experience any problems finding their way.

Avatar for Dale Gregory
13 years ago

Dale Gregory (Student)

I spent about two hours reviewing materials. The content was good. This could
help to teach children.

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Sometimes the website would freeze. Other than that it was fine

Avatar for Marcia Stone
13 years ago

Marcia Stone (Student)

I spent a long time in reviewing this site. I read the whole site and logged on
to other areas within the site which may answer questions for other issues. I
felt that the content was excellent and effective for teaching. This subject is
a major problem with todays children and many parents do not even realize this.

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This was the one area I had problems with. It took three applications to Merlot
to get a password to work. Once I finally got it straightened out with you it
worked very well. I would reccommend this to any students for any subject
available that they need.

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