January 2009
Dolly;Jan2009, Issue 459, p104
The article explores whether television shows like "Gossip Girl" and "The Hills" condition girls to be mean. Bullying expert Kenneth Rigby says that while little research has been done into the effect of these shows specifically, studies suggest watching aggressive behaviour on TV increases audience aggression. Professor Catharine Lumby thinks shows need to deal with issues that are relevant to their audience.


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