Analysis of Violence in Cartoons Broadcasted on Kids TV Channels in Turkey

Ozen O., Kartelli F.

MARMARA JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, no.27, pp.81-93, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 27
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.17829/midr.20172729523
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-93


Violence is probably the most discussed effect of television. 61% of the children programs contain violence. The amount of violence in the cartoons is higher. There is a relation between the violence on television and children's violent behavior. Previous studies show that, children learn and attempt the positive and negative behaviors they see on TV. Children look at the television from the perspective of a researcher and try to make sense of what they watch. Their interest is generally in characters, rapid change of scenes and violence. The frequent use of violent elements in cartoons, which are broadcasted on Kids TV channels in Turkey, brings serious risks to the children of our country. Children who are affected by violence in the media are afraid and worried that they may also be victims of violence. For such children, the following tendencies increase: frequency of crying, aggression tendency, sleeping disorders, decrease in self-esteem, attention focusing problems and depression.