Media and Children Behavior

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The articles are well researched and clear to prove the statements. Every statement is evidenced by giving strong points and referring to recent researches and experiments made. The claims are explained enough to provide the information about the problems of health risks in children from the initial to the final stage.


Chaves puts forward this statement on the basis of experiments and statistics provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chaves further explains that it is a scientific concept that media is not the only cause of aggressive behaviors and violence however, it is proved that heavy exposure to media violence increases the chance of future aggressive and violent behaviors. A person who is not the victim of media exposure may also be aggressive and violent in his behavior. Yes Wilson's article also supports the statement as he also gives evidence from different researches and experiments.
A. Obesity: Chaves provides a number of statements to prove that media exposure and advertisement of unhealthy food on television, internet and outdoor mediums is contributing to increased probability of child obesity. Children desire to eat what is being advertised in an attractive way on television, internet and videogames. They even try to get access to that food stuff which they find in their favorite movie or video game.
B. Smoking: Chaves accumulated the results of a number of studies and experiments conducted in regards to find out the role of media in increasing smoking habits in adolescents. ...
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