Argument: Violence and sex shown on television results in higher rate of crime
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "Children And TV Violence". November 2002 - "Hundreds of studies of the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that children may:
- become "immune" or numb to the horror of violence
- gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems
- imitate the violence they observe on television; and
- identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers"