This is really interesting to me. I found an article on the US News website (http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/healthday/071105/tv-violence-may-spur-aggression-in-boys.htm) that says that TV may spur aggression in boys, but not girls. University of Washington professor of pediatrics, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, said the link between TV violence and violence in boys appears solid. "If parents are really interested in their kids' behavior, they have to be very selective and thoughtful about what their children watch," Christakis said. "That requires a fair amount of education on their part. They can't think, 'It's a cartoon, and it's harmless.' They have to be more thoughtful."
Christakis reviewed data from 8000 US families and focused on the television habits of 184 boys and 146 girls. He found that for each hour a day spent watching violent TV during their preschool years, boys were three times more likely to develop behavioral problems at age 7.
I find this study very interesting because there has always been questions about whether TV really does effect how kids act. Something as little as watching Power Rangers, or even Superman, or Batman, promotes violence. These are really common for all kids and parents should take this into consideration when their young kids sit in front of the TV for their Saturday morning cartoons.
This is an example of something that seems innocent and funny, but for kids, they take in a lot of information and it's hard for adults to think like kids at their age. They don't realize that kids can role play this, or this gets kids eager to be more violent.
This last clip is just another example of cartoons, that are rated G, that promote violence and even murder. You may find some of these very surprising.