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violent television were compared to children who don’t. The results were that the children who watched more violent television were more likely to agree that “it’s okay to hit someone if you’re mad at them for a good reason.” The other group learned that problems can be solved passively, through discussion and authority (Cheyney 46). The most important aspect of violence in television is preventing it. There are many ways in which it can be prevented, but not often are many carried out. These solutions are easy to implement, but are often overlooked because of commercial purposes. Perhaps the most important way to prevent children from watching television violence is to stop it where it starts. The parents should step in and turn the set off when a violent program comes

on. The parents are the child’s role models from which he learns. If he can learn at an early age that violence on television is bad, then he can turn the set off for himself when he is older. Education should start at home. Fixing the problems of children and television violence isn’t easy. There are many factors that have to be considered and people to be convinced. This problem will, no doubt, never go away and continue to get worse as the years go by. However, there are measures that can be taken to prevent the children from ever being exposed to such things. After all, what’s the world going to be like when the people who are now children are running the world? Works Cited Carter, Douglass. T.V. Violence and the Child. New York: Russel Sage Foundation, 1977. Cheyney,

Glenn Alan. Television in American Society. New York: Franklin Watts Co., 1983. Door, Palmer. Children and the Faces of Television. New York: Academic Press, 1980. Howe, Michael J. A. Television and Children. London: New University Education, 1977. Husemann, L. Rowell. Social Channels Tune TVs effects. Science News 14 Sept. 1985: 166. Langone, John. Violence. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1984.