'Research on the effects of violent video games, which are all animated, indicates that they have the same effects on children's aggressive thoughts, feelings and behaviours that violent TV shows have demonstrated.'In fact, even cartoonish children's games increase aggression.
Labelling certain types of media violence as "fantasy" violence is misleading and may actually serve to increase children's access to harmful violent content by reducing parental concern.'The study, by academics at Iowa State University and published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, also found that children copied at school the verbal aggression they had seen on TV.
So all the old material will be left here for archival purposes, with comments turned off.And they said children copied and identified with fantasy characters just as much as they would with screen actors. psychologists quizzed 95 girls aged ten and 11 about their favourite TV shows, rating them for violent content and verbal and indirect aggression.Cartoons aimed at children, such as Scooby Doo, contain more brutality than programmes meant for general audiences, a study has found The study also found that youngsters tended to mimic the negative behaviour they saw on TV such as rumour-spreading, gossiping and eye-rolling. The shows included Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Idol, Scooby-Doo and Pokemon.But some remained unconvinced, with one person commenting: 'Well it's definitely pink and white, but the lighting makes the white appear light blue but anybody with a brain can tell it's actually white.'Others said they saw mint and white, with one person saying they thought the drawers were green and purple.Some have suggested that the original photograph has been manipulated using photoshop to create the optical illusion.