American Pediatric Association’s view on Violence

It is estimated that today’s children will be exposed to approximately 20 to 25 violent acts per hour during one Saturday morning of TV programming, and approximately 5 violent acts per hour during regular adult programming. Viewing television violence may lead to a change in a child’s values and an increase in violent behavior.”

Many people blame movies, music videos, video games, and television shows for the crimes juveniles commit. For example, in 1992, four juveniles wounded two Las Vegas police officers. Reports blamed the song “Cop Killer” as an instigating factor

Described the American Pediatric Association’s view on violence on television and in video games.
Described at least three effects that viewing violence on television and in video games has on children.
what is some suggestions for parents on how to counter these effects.


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