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  • Zander Clive MAple Grove Public School Says........................

    Televisions date back to the 1920’s. Many of us started watching television as soon as we were able to sit up on our own. Our parents would place us in front of the television and instant babysitter. You can walk into a nursing home and find a group of elderly people watching the news or a show. We continue to watch television throughout our daily lives and even as we age. Many of the shows we watch do influence us in ways we don't even realize. Television does influence stereotypes. You will see this in roles created by shows and movies. Sometimes actors asked to play roles in scary movies like the “popular girl” that is killed. Even as we watch the news is one of the biggest ways television influences stereotypes. Even as Canadians our eyes have been on the news watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has been name calling women and other ethnicities all most making it acceptable to do so because of all the media coverage he is receiving daily. There is also a huge influence how we see athletes because of the stereotypes created by television. We believe that many come from poverty and did receive education. You will see people being interviewed or footage of riots after a game. Their fans will call them dumb on live television. When what most people might not know they attended some of the best universities and received their diplomas.

  • Zander Clive MAple Grove Public School Says........................

    Televisions date back to the 1920’s. Many of us started watching television as soon as we were able to sit up on our own. Our parents would place us in front of the television and instant babysitter. You can walk into a nursing home and find a group of elderly people watching the news or a show. We continue to watch television throughout our daily lives and even as we age. Many of the shows we watch do influence us in ways we don't even realize. Television does influence stereotypes. You will see this in roles created by shows and movies. Sometimes actors asked to play roles in scary movies like the “popular girl” that is killed. Even as we watch the news is one of the biggest ways television influences stereotypes. Even as Canadians our eyes have been on the news watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has been name calling women and other ethnicities all most making it acceptable to do so because of all the media coverage he is receiving daily. There is also a huge influence how we see athletes because of the stereotypes created by television. We believe that many come from poverty and did receive education. You will see people being interviewed or footage of riots after a game. Their fans will call them dumb on live television. When what most people might not know they attended some of the best universities and received their diplomas.

  • I believe that TV promotes stereotypes

    Televisions date back to the 1920’s. Many of us started watching television as soon as we were able to sit up on our own. Our parents would place us in front of the television and instant babysitter. You can walk into a nursing home and find a group of elderly people watching the news or a show. We continue to watch television throughout our daily lives and even as we age. Many of the shows we watch do influence us in ways we don't even realize. Television does influence stereotypes. You will see this in roles created by shows and movies. Sometimes actors asked to play roles in scary movies like the “popular girl” that is killed. Even as we watch the news is one of the biggest ways television influences stereotypes. Even as Canadians our eyes have been on the news watching Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has been name calling women and other ethnicities all most making it acceptable to do so because of all the media coverage he is receiving daily. There is also a huge influence how we see athletes because of the stereotypes created by television. We believe that many come from poverty and did receive education. You will see people being interviewed or footage of riots after a game. Their fans will call them dumb on live television. When what most people might not know they attended some of the best universities and received their diplomas.

    Zander Clive

    Maple Grove Public School, Oakville , Ontario

  • Yes TV encourages stereotypes.

    TV does indeed encourage stereotypes as people watching TV generally do not separate the fact that it is a fictional story they are watching and is not based on actual life that is going on around them. They have believed that things like Friends, Married with Children, ect. are actually reality and not just a joke and puns turned into a show.

  • Generic tv shows

    Big bang theory makes being a nerd cool and now " chaves" are trying to be cool by dressing like a nerd but nerds still get picked on
    how I met your mother makes kids think your going to be best friends for ever an live together and its okay to go out drinking every night

  • Do it for the kids,

    Mnay people think that just because someone on tv does it everyone else does it. There is no truth to stereotypes. It's just like peer pressure between teens. You basically learn from what you see on TV, either it be bad or not. TV forces views and opinions in your head.

  • Yes, But Parents Should Take Responsibility Not Television

    Parents and educators need to teach children about the concept of stereotypes and how stereotypes are sometimes portrayed in the media, especially since stereotypes are such easy characters to make up or in the case of non-fiction to cover. That will help so that kids will grow up knowing to watch out for being influenced by stereotypes. People are responsible for how they are influenced by the media, the media is not responsible. YOU decide what you get out of it. Parents and educators need to teach kids how to be responsible about which influences they let into themselves and which ones they decide not to adopt, that goes for friends, the media, politicians, ultimately it even goes for the parents and educators because no one is perfect.

  • Yes there are many token roles on TV

    We see a lot of stereotypes these days on TV and it doesn't seem to matter what type of programming you watch.

    There are many people that are made out to be over the top for whatever role they are filling for their show even on " reality " TV.

    We have people " acting " black, gay, white, ect so much that folks who do not get a true chance to interact with people of different backgrounds start to believe the nonsense they watch on TV.

  • Encourage Change

    Stereotypes exist because there is a shred of truth to each and every single one, but stereotypes survive because we as a society allow our media to encourage and glorify negative stereotypes. "Gangsta" culture and the typically black culture breeds ignorance, crime, gang violence, and drug use among other things and hold the African-American people back as a race due to the negative associations with their culture.

  • Yes

    Yes, it does. It especially affects children. Many children have favorite stars or sports hero's that they grow up adoring and they wish to emulate the stars behavior and style and want to be like them. Remember the saying, "I want to be like Mike?" TV is slowing eroding moral values among young people.

  • Take some responsibility for yourself

    No, actions encourage stereotypes. Stereotypes exist because there is some truth to them. Television might portray these stereotypes, but they already existed. To simply watch a stereotype on television and agree with it is not televisions fault. An idea is being put out on television and it is up to the viewer to agree with the idea or not. There are a lot of shows that I don't watch because I don't agree with the message they are giving and that is my right, just as the producer has a right to put their idea on television.


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