TV may turn four-year-olds into bullies

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Dry Lips
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TV may turn four-year-olds into bullies

Post by Dry Lips » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:27 am

"Young children who watch a lot of television are more likely to become bullies, a new study reveals. The authors suggest the increasingly violent nature of children's cartoons may be to blame. Previous studies have linked television to aggressive behaviour in older children and adolescents. But a team led by Frederick Zimmerman, an economist at the University of Washington in Seattle, US, has now traced the phenomenon to four-year-olds.

The researchers used existing data from a national US survey to study the amount of television watched by 1266 four-year-olds. Then they compared that amount with follow-up reports - by the children's mothers - on whether the children bullied or were "cruel or mean to others" when they were between six and 11 years old. The study showed that four-year-olds who watched the average amount of television - 3.5 hours per day - were 25% more likely to become bullies than those who watched none. And children who watched eight hours of television a day were 200% more likely to become bullies."

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Re: TV may turn four-year-olds into bullies

Post by JuniorMan » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:46 am

TV seems to encourage Narcissism. There's so many programs that do it, and I don't care how many people say the opposite, when you are raised by TV, you do learn from it. Almost every program that comes on TV these days is showing narcissistic and psychopathic behavior to an extreme. Not a doubt in my mind it can turn kids into bullies. America as a whole don't care about what's good for you on that screen, they just want to sell, which is why we get so much 'shock' factor and sex crammed down our throats. Of course they want you to also keep spending money, such as the stupid commercials.

You cannot buy happiness, there is no way you can.

"I seen it on TV!"

I've heard that phrase from a young age probably my entire life. Sadly, people seem to believe anything and possibly everything they do see on TV and just take it as it is without questioning anything.

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Re: TV may turn four-year-olds into bullies

Post by dangleemarcar » Sat May 10, 2014 12:32 pm

I am not 100 percent agree on this but I think this has a very good point. We should limit the tv showings for our children.

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