Television’s Influences on Children and Teenagers Sample




Watch 3 television programs (see descriptions below) normally viewed by children/teens and record all instances of:


  1. Verbal aggression
  2. Physical aggression
  3. Gender stereotyping


Watch 1 educational children’s television program (Sesame Street, Dora, Barney, etc.)


Watch 1 non-educational children’s television program (Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show, Adventure Time, etc.)


Include a quantified comparison of the amounts and types of aggression and stereotyping in each type of program as well as an examination of the consequences of each aggressive act (frequency and speed of the reward/punishment) and stereotyping. Describe how viewing each incident might affect a child’s learning, aggression, moral, and sex role development.


Watch 1 popular hour-long teenage TV program such as Pretty Little Liars, Being Human, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, Bunheads, etc. & do an analysis of stereotyping, sexual and social behaviors and relationships and analyze how these might affect an adolescent’s development.



  1. This paper should be 2 – 5 pages in length and double spaced.
  2. This paper should be written in the APA format.
  3. The cover page and reference page does not count

towards the page requirements.

  1. Your paper should include the following sections:
  • Cover Page
  • Abstract
  • Body of Paper
  • Conclusion
  • References


Please review the example paper provided on D2L for help with proper APA format.

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