Many parents are unhappy with the amount of violence in video games, television programs, and other leisure activities. How harmful could this be to children? What could be done to solve this problem?
40 minutes, 250 words at least.
A similar question was asked in the PTE exam: Violence in movies and on television increases crime.
Introduction: (Introduce the topic, state your OPINION and MENTION the reasons supporting your answer. EXPLAIN the reasons in the body paragraphs. Reserve SOLUTIONS for the penultimate paragraph.)
Media, particularly television, plays an important role in shaping human behavior. Children tend to emulate the television serials and movies they watch. I strongly believe that watching violence on television and games adversely influences many children. This makes them aggressive and psychologically influences them to act illegally.
Body Paragraph 1: (Reason 1: Aggressive)
Watching bloodshed, brutality, and assault on television negatively impacts the tender minds of children and makes them irritated and hostile. Their behavior towards the peer group and parents becomes extreme, and this severely impacts their ability to perform normal functions such as helping a fellow human. Ultimately, violence prevents them from becoming responsible and law-abiding citizens.
Body Paragraph 2: (Reason 2: Act Illegally)
Watching violence in games and on television makes children believe that carrying out acts of aggression is not only easy but also acceptable to the society. This often motivates them to commit illegal activities such as physically hurt a classmate. These aggressive behaviors slowly strengthen and children carry out more heinous crimes such as grievous physical injury, rape, murder, theft, and drugs.
Body Paragraph 3: (Solutions)
To protect children from violent content on television and video games, parents need to exercise strong control over what children watch. Moreover, government and regulators must ensure that no violence should be broadcast on television during the prime time when all family members, including children, watch television. Also, regulatory oversight should ensure that computer games do not have bloodshed and other aggressive acts.
Conclusion: (Conclude with FUTURE and/or IMPACT)
In conclusion, children are the future of a society and protecting them from any adverse psychological influence is the duty of every individual as well as government. A mentally sound child becomes a responsible and economically productive citizen only if he is protected from physical violence in the media.
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