Children are more moldable and are greatly influenced by things they see and hear. For these kinds of programs we praise the industry. The impact of TV violence may show immediately in the child's behavior or may surface years later.
This definition has evolved as theories about the effects of media violence have evolved and represents an attempt to describe the kind of violent media presentation that is most likely to teach the viewer to be more violent.
All the evil of the world And every kind of sin Could never damn a human soul Unless we let it in. On the other hand, anything that persuades us to do evil is of the devil, for he and those who follow him persuade no one to do good. Somewhat different processes seem to cause short term effects of violent content and long term effects of violent content, and that both of these processes are distinct from the time displacement effects that engagement in media may have on children.
Most researchers, however, have clear conceptions of what they mean by media violence and aggressive behavior.
The most important underlying process for this effect is probably priming though mimicry and increased arousal also play important roles.
Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior. Recently in Michigan, a first grader brought a gun to school and shot and killed a fellow classmate.