There is a long lasting effect of media on the people especially children and youth. "what we see is what we learn. " so violent activities and horrendous acts and crime should not be shown on TV. It is a habit of human beings to easily adopt the wrong things and keep themselves away from good deeds. They will try to imitate those acts which is what actually happening today's newspapers are full of the news of chain snatching, riots, murder, etc etc.
Kids just flick through channels looking for something interesting to watch and what they’re finding interesting could be inappropriate for their age. Also, When kids watch a film that repeats bad words over and over again, They may say those words in a young age which is bad. Films should be appropriate for their age so they won’t learn any bad words
Although lower age people (Example: A 12 year old watches a 14 year old higher movie) Watch higher age movies and series, it does not mean that TV channels and Series networks should ban Series and Movies that contain both Violence and bad language although a person killing another person stays on your mind and it gives you nightmares.
They should be shown and there is a limit of age the examples U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18. And those limits although sometimes people under the appropriate age watch higher age movies, which makes a big influence on the person's head and it makes a huge influence in you.
Violene and course language films are entertainment and you take that away from tv what do you think society will do. Well there will probably be fight clubs and thungs like that to find entainment with violence.
What we see and hear doesnt matter but what we do depends solely on the individal
They should air on age appropriate channels, like FX or AMC, but nonetheless, they should be shown.
I can understand some editing, like bleeping out the f word or hiding shots of naked women, but banning them from the airways total is not the answer. Instead, parents should simply tell their kids not to watch it.
Why should adults be forced to watch kids shows because children or teens decide to watch a show that's doesn't target their audience? Guess what? Most shows (including children shows) have some form of violence. Doing this would remove most of the shows off the TV. Also stop equating watching a fictional show to a real like crime. Most rational people who watch these shows can distinguish reality from fantasy and you rarely hear that a person who commits a crime only committed it because he saw it on TV. Like ZacGraphics said, a disclaimer is enough and if the person decides not to listen to it then it's on them or their parents (depending on age).
So, with the logic of @Silverleedaiel, because of one age group, we should remove all violent and inappropriate content off of TV. No, I think we're doing fine with simple disclaimers before these shows come on. For example, as Cartoon Network switches to Adult Swim, it shows a disclaimer that the content may not be appropriate for younger viewers. I think that is quite adequate.
If you do not want to watch it , it doesn’t mean others should be banned from what you do not want to do.
You could stop watching it but the world doesn’t have to do the same .
So I do not agree with banning the violent tv shows.
You just simply can't ban completely the movies and series with bad language or violent scenes (Example: a guy shoots a bullet on another person with a gun) But even though giving nightmares, sometimes you actually need to see thing that gives you feeling throughout the Movie or TV Series.