n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Televisiegeweld : is dit 'n probleem in Suid-Afrika?

Volume 44, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


In contextualising violence endemic in South African society, the question is asked whether excessive violence on television has a negative effect on children and young people. A review of both international and local literature on the subject highlights the difficulty in researching the subject - especially proving causal relationships between television programming and aggressive behaviour. However, the author concludes that the weight of evidence points to negative effects, and suggests guidelines for, and involvement of legislators, the broadcasting industry and parents.

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