"TV made me do it!- Most people in our society usually have the opinion that violence on television increases aggression in children and adolescents. Has the media deceived our nation? Has the media created a message that it is all right to define what was considered "old fashion values?- Violence on TV affects how children view themselves, their world, and their people. In fact, experts say that viewing violence can have lifelong harmful effects on a child's health. By the time children complete school, the average child will view more that 100,000 acts of violence on TV, including 8,000 murders. The more violence children watch on TV, the more likely they may act in aggressive ways, become less sensitive to other's pain and suffering, and be more fearful of the world around them (Children, Family and Youth Consortium).
Since we live in a violent society, we are constantly hearing debates that seeing TV violence, particularly children, desensitizes us so we accept real violence more off handily that even triggers real violence. In addition, "television has been their friend, their babysitter, their counselor, and how the means are blamed for a range of corrupt behavior- (Anderson 26). The idea behind the TV attacks is always the same: if John commits a crime, he is not responsible and his parents are not responsible: Something else must be responsible. The problem in this society is not the easy access to drugs, or guns, or television, although all can be considered a factor. All these things are only senseless. They do only what we have them do. All supposedly scientific studies on the subject of TV violence "causing- real violence are based on a theory of cause-and-effect that is contrary to humans having the capability of making responsible, moral choices. So is the media causing the nation to stray away from the "old fashion values?- We chose what we do and what we make ourselves.