Television has invaded every aspect
of our culture.
As nature is infinitely varied the lack of proper
stimulation due to television watching,
which is quite sterile, damages
the brains of children.
Children have limited cognitive
abilities to process television
violence which leads to aggressive behavior.
due to excessive violence in
distorted brain along with
a distorted sense of
shown that "mindless" television or video games may idle and impoverish the
development of the pre-frontal cortex, or
that portion of the
brain that is responsible for planning, organizing and sequencing behavior
moral judgement and
attention." - Jane
M. Healy, Ph.D. American Academy of Pediatrics May 1998
The brain is the source
For this exposition we will use the term right brain as
the source of emotion.
The brain reacts to stimulus in
the surrounding environment.
the master controllor of
repository of self filters
environment factors into
directs bodily functions through established biological pathways.
Rapid development of the brain
occurs in the first two years of a child's life .
The first five years are critical
for developing language and cognition.
The more any brain is
naturally stimulated the more it is capable of doing.
Young brains are malleable and
experiences, positive or negative, affect how
grouping of mirror neurons
are either strengthened or disregarded.
the dominant method of
distracting children, deprives children of
the natural experiences that
develop healthy neural
Television watching not
only limits play outside in nature but also
neural networks leaving an
octupus of cognitive impairment.
watching during the early years when the brain is malleable prolongs the
dominance of the right brain
function, the culprit diagnosed as ADD or ADHD, by
inhibiting left brain
verbal-logical cognitive functions.
Neural network growth in young
children is inhibited simply by watching an average of two to four hours of
television per day prolonging childhood.
The more television
children watch, the greater the negative
Children's behavior due to
television watching is further accentuated when one considers that
children have difficulty
separating reality from fantasy.
inability to separate reality
from fantasy creates an avenue for the
system to pick up
characteristics the child identifies with.
in their heroes and heroines will see
little reason for devoting effort
to learn other ways of problem solving.
Children mimic television characters
as readily as they mimic real people.
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Morality plays no part when a
child imitates a behavior.
Children, mimicking the characters they
see on television, can not distinguish between
anti-social behaviors of role
Frequent exposure to
television violence makes children think violence is normal as
many children's programs
reflect violence as humorous.
This is why children laugh when they see
someone being injured.
Aggressive skills are acquired
earlier than social skills.
Children who view large quantities
of television violence tend to see the world as
a frightening place and grow
leery of neighbors and strangers.
Children that are taught that
violence is an acceptable solution to problems will tend to work out their
problems in the same way.
Average American children witness, during
formative elementary school years, about
8,000 murders and
100,000 other acts of
Children lack the cognitive attributes to
put violent images into context as they can not articulate
a rationale for the violence they
they often imitate violent
behaviors witnessed on television.
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As people view television violence
increases in the brain.
The brain's alarm network is located at the base
of the brain and sends noradrenaline to other
brain centers that control emotions.
In reaction to viewing
violence, the brain adapts by
rewiring trillions of cellular
the pathways of aggressive emotion.
Neurological processing of
television violence is not much different from processing real violence thanks
to the mirror neuron
The mammal brain is hard
wired to attenuate the senses and fix the eyes on any sudden movements in the
biological orienting response is
a key cognitive element of
television images reduces
thought keeping instincts
and emotions in a constant state of alertness for
neural pathways that
control response to stress are particularly powerful in
shaping how we
learn and respond to
When neural pathways are shaped by
violent aggressive emotions the
sustained stress carves
them into the brain like a sculpter carves
When a child's brain is under
the brain sends a signal to
the body to produce greater amounts of a stress hormone cortisol.
The constant release
of cortisol means the child is constantly on high alert.
Television watching contributes to
"Children are the most ardent traditionalists.
things stable and categorized.
Television, like it or not, teaches them
a lot of these rules." - Jane Espenson*, television writer for 'Ellen' starring
Ellen DeGeneres playing
an 'average' lesbian,
from an Opinion article in LA Times March 20, 2005
Undermining the role of parents
is a strategy marketers
have exploited to brand
children through the development of
"The average American child sees
40,000 advertisements a year on
television." - Dr. Susan Linn, Harvard Medical School
"We live with a
where children increasingly
and at ever younger ages are being sexualized,
exposed to torrents of inappropriate messages about
sexuality." - Kathleen Kelleher
findings suggest that television plays a significant role in the high rates of
teenage pregnancy in the US." - Anita Chandra, RAND Phd
"Exposure to sexual content on
television predicted teen
exposed to high levels of television sexual content were twice as likely to
experience a pregnancy in the subsequent 3 years,
compared with those with lower levels of
exposure." - Rand Health website 11/03/08
"You hoped your
little girl's Disney princess
obsession was harmless!
My 3-year-old informed me she wants to be
"a pwincess" when grown up.
"You are a commoner," my 3-year-old
shrieked, and adjusting her tiara ran off to watch Disney Princess Enchanted Tales." - Rosa Brooks
"There is an association between the number of hours that the
television is on at home and early childhood aggression." - Catherine
"Little girls who want to
be princesses and wear cute little clothes are assuming the classic
stereotyping that little girls should be handmaidens of boys who all too
frequently remain boys."-
Ralph Mitchell 04/08
Children are being taught that
everything is for sale;
"things" are more value than intangibles like relationships;
providers of the desired "things" love you and
want you to be happy;
desired "things" will make you
The American Academy of Pediatrics:
Children under eight years
accept all advertisements
as the truth.
The 'nag factor' marketing strategy
depends on manipulation of children.
20 to 40%
of all purchases adults make are due to nagging
To minimize the
role of gatekeepers, corporations
portray parents, as
out of date and
out of touch with the children's reality,
and they frequently ridicule parental concerns for health and safety." - Linda
1992 to 1997
Amount of money spent on marketing to children doubles, from $6.2 billion to
At this time:
American children influence
purchases totaling over $600 billion a year .
spend forty hours a week
consuming televised media.
American children eight to eighteen have a television in their bedroom as
do 32% of children two to
seven and 26% of children under two.
- American babies are
requesting brands as soon as they speak.
- General Accounting
Office calls marketing in schools a growth industry.
American children recognize Budweiser Frogs than Smokey the Bear.
- 85% of American parents want children programs advertisement free.
- Commercial marketing
tactics of fast food have breed
levels of childhood obesity,
marketing of fast food to children influences their dietary choices and it
puts them at greater risk of becoming obese or overweight.
practitioners are seeing more children than ever before with
diabetes, and that's
a disease associated with poor
diet and lack of
can be extremely vulnerable to fast food ads."- Verity Newnham
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