Is less violent TV and more educational TV the answer to better behaved kids?
Educational TV increased physical aggression at school almost as much as violent TV.
And the more educational TV a kid watched, the crueler they were to their classmates.
More exposure to violent media did increase the rate of physical aggression shown at school—however, it did so only modestly. In fact, watching educational television also increased the rate of physical aggression, almost as much as watching violent TV. And just like in the Minnesota study, educational television had a dramatic effect on relational aggression. The more the kids watched, the crueler they’d be to their classmates. This correlation was 2.5 times higher than the correlation between violent media and physical aggression.