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academic performance, precocious sexuality, obesity, and the use of drugs or alcohol. Television, video games, and music are very influential, and if there is too much violence for children to watch, play, or listen to, it may affect their attitudes in a negative direction.Video games are another type of entertainment that can have a direct effect on a child's actions. Children spend hours in front of the television playing video games, most of which have some form of violent theme. A recent study showed that the two most favored categories were games involving fantasy violence, preferred by nearly 32 percent of subjects; and sports games, some ofwhich had violent sub-themes, preferred by more than 29 percent. Violence in these video games may deter children from violence and alter their view of reality. It can give them the impression that violence is an appropriate way to deal with issues and conflicts. Martial Arts Games are the most popular games marketed to underage people; most of them have an adult ranking. When webecome more and more technologically advanced, video games become deeply more realistic with more blood and more gore. Most children today have at least one video game console and probably at least one martial arts game, so it's easy to see how video games are another form of media violence that is available and has a huge effect on children.In conclusion, television, music, and video games are all avenues of entertainment that can be enjoyable and even educational for children. However, depending on the content, these media may have a horrible effect on children. Children are highly impressionable, and if they are exposed to violent television, music, or video games, they will begin to imitate the show, artist oralbum, or video game with their behavior. They are all so strong that they should be used to teachchildren how to solve problems and help them expand their minds, not to show them how to kill anyone, or to teach them any violent behavior. For these reasons, I conclude that violence in the media has an eternal effect on children.