Television and Bullying

October 15, 2010
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Television. It's the most popular device in the world other than cell phones. But it is also a device that breeds the most trouble. Due to the violence that is shown on TV, many children and teens are becoming more of a violent generation. when you think of this the phrase, "Monkey see, monkey do," comes to mind. This is because the young minds are like sponges and absorbing anything that they see whether it is violent or not. Watching Television also breeds bullying which is one of many major problems in the united states. Watching channels such as, Nickelodion,or even Disney and other cartoon type channels can breed bullying because of some of the violece shown on some of the shows such as, Spongebob, Suite life of Zach and Cody, and a multitude of others. But the main reason TV breeds bullying is the fact that it is a solitary activity and even educational channels such as the discovery channels have violence on them and they are still solitary activities. When they are watching TV with their parents they aren't inter acting with other people such as friends or classmates. Bullying can be stopped and TV is not the entire reason for this horrific act but it is a lot of it and it's up to the kids and parents to help prevent as much bullying as possible to help keep this problem to get any bigger.

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dotn_me said...
Jun. 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

okay- good article but this sponge bob& zach and cody totally lost me and i really can't see the relevance it has

please put paragraphs in next time cuz it makes things a heck of a lot easier to read..but i do agree with your idea, TV does lead to bullying, esp. when kids watch the wrong stuff

leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 9:11 am
Ok so it needs paragraphs, statistics/facts, and just more stuff to make it better, it's a bit short. But the idea of the paragraph is pretty good
Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm
i agree with Megan.J.B, i think you could expand this a lot more because i think bullying is a topic that should be dealth with and people should have awareness anout it. I agree with you with how tv is influencing bullying, but like i said i think you could make this piece longer and more information in in it
Megan.J.B said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 9:11 am
You're right bullying is a problem and TV violence can sometimes be a factor, but this piece needs a lot of work. I would call this a rough draft at best. You need to be more thorough with your explanations and more precise with your reasoning. You also seriously need to try and edit/fix some of your grammatical errors.
Garnet77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:08 am
I like the idea, but I do agree with some of the other comments about paragraphing. Plus, as an opinion article, maybe a few more facts would make this a lot better. Other than that, I love what you have so far, and you definitely have room to improve :)
Danealle said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm

1. You need paragraphs.

2. grammer 

3. You need ETHOS! 

CarrieAnn13 said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Okay, I have some criticism.

1.  I know this is a short article, but please split your writing up into paragraphs to make it easier on the reader.

2.  Try to back up your opinions with facts and statistics.

3.  Work on your grammar.  Sometimes you forget to capitalize things that should be capitalized and you need to use commas a lot more.

JoPepper said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm
There were a few grammer errors but other than that good point!!!! :D
Bookworm1998 said...
Aug. 6, 2011 at 9:11 am
TV can contribute to the bullying, but mostly it's how the bully feels about themselves. i also doubt Disney contributes to that, though.
Kevin L. said...
Oct. 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Is anyone reading this article?
Kevin L. said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm
Is anyone gonna post anything?
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