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Unformatted text preview: ldren's television was deregulated. Often, these toys are linked to violent media. Advances in electronic chip technology is making it possible for increasingly sophisticated toys that speak violent phrases and perform violent actions at the push web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.pvamu.edu/ehost/delivery?sid=612a58d7-e473-4a54-b2cc-afc9eb8d1642%40sessionmgr4&vid=11&hid=18 7/12 10/10/13 EBSCOhost of a button or the command of a child's voice. Many of the toys-such as those linked to professional wrestling and The Incredible Hulk and Terminator movies-have age recommendations for much younger children than the age ratings of the media to which they are linked (Levin & Linn, 2004; Levin & Rosenquest, 2001; Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment, 2003). The highly lucrative practice of marketing media-linked toys of violence to children can make it harder for children to break free of the power of the toys' violent messages and use their play to work through the issues about violence that would help them heal. In this way, the toys can amplify the lessons about violence children learn from the violence they see...
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