We, as a whole, have glorified this violence so much that movies such as "Natural Born Killers" and television shows such as "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" are viewed as normal, everyday entertainment.
It's even rare now to find a children's cartoon that does not show some type of violence or comedic aggression.
Some studies link early TV viewing with later attention problems, such as ADHD.
However, other experts disagree with these results.
However, the reverse can also be true: Kids are likely to learn things from TV that parents don't want them to learn.
TV can affect kids' health, behavior and family life in negative ways.The majority of children who watch health-related commercials believe what the ads say.Second, watching lots of television can lead to childhood obesity and overweight.Any positive effect of television on infants and toddlers is still open to question, but the benefits of parent-child interactions are proven.Under age two, talking, singing, reading, listening to music or playing are far more important to a child's development than any TV show In addition, TV can discourage and replace reading.It's worthwhile for parents to think about what role they want TV to play in their family.Consider: Does TV affect children's brain development?Violent images on television and in movies may seem real to these children and sometimes viewing these images can even traumatize them.Despite the negative effects media violence has been known to generate, no drastic changes have been made to deal with this problem that seems to be getting worse.The Academy is concerned about the impact of television programming intended for children younger than age two and how it could affect your child's development.Pediatricians strongly oppose targeted programming, especially when it's used to market toys, games, dolls, unhealthy food and other products to toddlers.