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Cartoons giving kids bad ideas

I am appalled by the violence shown to children of such young ages. I am currently 17 years old and attend Federal Way High School as a proud senior. I believe it is unnecessary for our television industry to produce so many children’s cartoons involving violence.

Within my research, 46 percent of all television violence takes place in children’s cartoons. Showing such “humor” caused by these acts of violence teaches the children nothing, except that there is no consequence for committing such acts.

As children are young and still maturing, they do often imitate anything and everything they see around them. With our society allowing so much violence, our children are growing up with the wrong message in that violence is okay. It should not be the parents’ responsibility to stand by their child’s side every moment to make sure the cartoons they are watching are appropriate. A cartoon is a cartoon and there is absolutely no reason for it to include as much violence as it does, creating so many wrong messages to our children. Therefore, I strongly feel that it is necessary to limit the level of content currently available to children today.

Ian Keene

Federal Way

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