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solution is to “create conflict without killing.” Michael Landon, who starred in and directed “Little House on the Prairie” managed to do so in his programs. His goal was to put moral lessons in his show in an attempt to teach while entertaining. On the program “Hill Street Blues” the conflicts are usually personal and political matters among the characters. Although some violence does occur, the theme is not the action, but rather its consequences (Cheyney 49). 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? 538 Langone, John. Violence. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1984. Cheyney, Glenn Alan. Television in American Society. New York: Franklin Watts Co., 1983. 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. Door, Palmer. Children and the Faces of Television. New York: Academic Press, 1980. Carter, Douglass. TV Violence and the Child. New York: Russel Sage Foundation, 1977.