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Bad News About Childhood TV Watching and Adult Criminality

The_Elite_Elite Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:24 AM
I'm not sure I buy this study. I will certainly agree that watching loads of TV isn't a good thing and there are more productive things to spend your time on, but I have a hard time believing it makes one significantly more likely to be violent. Whenever the leftists jump up and down about some school shooting or other horrible event they scream about how much more common place these events are because of those evil nasty guns and violent entertainment. Then we get shown by the people who actually do their homework that these events have decreased over the past few decades. If TV watching and video game playing really make one more violent, shouldn't these events be getting more common, rather than less?
The_Elite_Elite Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:29 AM
Also, as someone who has played violent video games for most of my life, I can tell you I have no real violent tendencies, (in fact, playing video games relieves tension, calming and relaxing me) and can interact with people just fine. As long as you get brought up in a Christian home and get grounded with a Biblical view of the world, you should be fine.
Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 11:58 AM
Yeah, this reminds of of the whole "adult media causes men to be hostile to women"... at least, that's what some ugly old shrews say. Geez, I'd like to shut them up.

(Yes, I'm making a joke.)

According to a major study carried out by a New Zealand university over a period of more than 20 years, “Children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults.” Is that really a surprise?

The study, which was just published in “Pediatrics,” a USA journal, “found a strong correlation between childhood exposure to television and anti-social behaviour in young adults.”

Carried out by the University of Otago, the “study tracked the viewing habits of about 1,000 children born in the early 1970s from when they were aged five...