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.
Television and Bullying
October 15, 2010