Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 149-153

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Television Violence and Its Effects on Young Children

  • Betty Jo SimmonsAffiliated withLongwood College
  • , Kelly StalsworthAffiliated withLongwood College
  • , Heather WentzelAffiliated withLongwood College

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This article examines research on television violence and links violence to specific programs commonly watched by young children. Although there are some who try to disprove any connection between television and aggresive behavior, there is evidence to suggest that such linkages do exist.

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