-American children between ages two and 18 spend an average of
six hours and 32 minutes
each day using media?
-Children, by an early age of 12 would have viewed more than
8,000 killings and 100,000 other violent acts on television
-The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with
hundreds of studies of the effects of TV/media violence on
children and teenagers have found that children may:
‘immune’ to the horror of violence;
accept violence as a way to solve problems;
they observe on television;
with certain characters,
victims and/or victimizers.
associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical
and mental health problems for children and adolescents
including aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence,
fear, depression, sleep disturbances and nightmares.