Mass communication through television is extremely important in communication studies.
Children between the ages of 2 and 11 average around 30 hours a week of television viewing. When watching television for that duration, a child can be inﬂuenced in such a way that aﬀects his or her morals and beliefs that are just beginning to be independently formed.
Many studies have been created to ﬁnd associations between children’s aggressive behavior and watching violent TV content.
These studies have found that children viewing violenceon television can leave these young viewers with feelingsof hostility. It may also decrease their emotionalresponse to the portrayal of violence and injury, whichcan lead to violent behavior through imitation.
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