I Think About Televised Violence
Dokura from Japan
by Yuki Izuno
We watch many acts of violence on TV, and
then we don't feel violence is violence.
We need to have more time doing other
things than watching TV.
on television affects people. In fact, when I watch
shooting, killing and fighting on TV, it breaks my
I can't open my eyes to watch it. If I watch
violent programs every day, I may come to feel
think it's not such a big problem with adults. They
distinguish TV programs from real life clearly, but
it's not good to watch too much.
watch many acts of violence on TV, and then we
don't feel violence is violence. We need to have
more time doing other things than watching TV.
important to communicate with the family, go
outside and do exercise, enjoy a hobby, think about
something, and so on. TV is one part of our life
enjoyment (learning information), and we must
choose TV programs wisely and watch actively. If we
watch TV violence this way, it's not a
violence has many effects on kids. They want to
they see. They don't know the difference between
good things and bad things well. Moreover, in some
programs a robot comes up again after it has been
killed. A robot doesn't spill blood and shed tears
if it is hurt. He doesn't say "OUCH!" Little
children don't know it's not the same as real life.
They may behave aggressively
there are some suicides among children in Japan
because of bullying (especially in junior high
school). It's a serious problem. TV violence may be
one of the causes. Children bully a friend with
violence. This includes violence by saying words
and by attitudes.
must control the TV programs their children watch.
But many parents (mothers) go out for work, so (if
they stay home) they make TV take care of their
children after school. People must think about the
way to get along with TV.
think TV violence has too many bad effects on
children. For example, a little boy suddenly says
violent things. He doesn't know whether this word
is good or not. So I am afraid of saying things to
I think it is bad to televise violent programs
while children are still awake. Violent shows are
bad not only for children but also for society
because people who watch violent TV shows want to
imitate the TV shows. I think action movies and
cartoon programs affect us negatively. We want
shooting, punching, beating, pounding, kicking, and
hitting. I think parents who have children should
restrict their children's viewing of violent TV
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