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Is There Too Much Violence On Television?
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Melissa Crawley has a PhD in media studies from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her book: Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television's \x34The West Wing\x34 was published in 2006. She has also published work online ...
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Melissa Crawley has a PhD in media studies from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her book: Mr. Sorkin Goes to Washington: Shaping the President on Television's \x34The West Wing\x34 was published in 2006. She has also published work online at PopMatters and Flow as well as chapters in the edited collections: The American President in Popular Culture and The Great American Makeover. Her weekly syndicated television column, Stay Tuned, is part of GateHouse News Service. Follow her on Twitter @melissacrawley
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It can be said that there is too much violence on TV. Some people do not realize the amount of violence that is actually there until they try this test. Turn on the tv and flip through the channels and no doubt almost one third of all the channels will be displaying acts of violence.



Even when people are just watching the news there are plenty of violent instances displayed. It is almost impossible to watch the nightly news channel without being informed of several violent stories.The full explanation can be found at href=’http://dawn.com/2012/05/21/the-flip-side-of-domestic-violence/’>http://dawn.com/2012/05/21/the-flip-side-of-domestic-violence/



One would think that at least children’s cartoons should be free of violence but this is not the case. Many children’s cartoons even incorporate violence in every episode.



It can be said that violence captures peoples attention which is why it is so often on television. It is sometimes better to protect young children and the family from so much toxic violence by watching carefully selected movies instead of flipping through the channels to see so much violence.



Watching violent things can interfere with how people are feeling in their daily lives. To avoid intercepting these violent feelings and visions try switching off the television or watching non violent channels as an alternative.

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