Is There Too Much Violence On TV?
by Katie H. and Jessica S.
Graphic by Amanda G.
Web design by Shan S.
Most people in the US watch TV. A lot.
Actually, they watch for at least six hours a day. But do you ever
think of what you are actually watching?
We thought that most people would agree that
most things that kids watch are inappropriate. Most kids watch rated
when they shouldnt be. Also, everything is geared towards
teens. Companies seem to rush us into growing up. But childhood is
only once. Do we really want to miss it?
Back to the TV violence. Most people that we
interviewed, though, didnt agree with us. Our opinions are that
too many shows are just too violent. But we seem to be in the
minority. Maybe were right, and these children have been
watching these shows for so long that they just dont seem
violent anymore. Or maybe were wrong. Maybe.
There are other things you can do, though,
besides watching TV. How about going outside to garden? Play a sport?
Read a book? Or even write an old fashioned letter? (Youll
definitely want to check out our Is
Writing a Lost Art article in this
issue). So stop being couch potatoes and go play. Its hard to
have a great time when youre just sitting
there. Enjoy Life
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