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Henry David Thoreau and the Power of Non-Violent Resistance - Thoreau contends that men have lost the free will to make individual decisions regarding war, slavery, and domestic issues because government imposes on its citizens only in its own self interests. (Thoreau 1706). He states government loses its integrity when willing to consider profit over the interests of its citizens, and basic human rights such as slavery and war. (Thoreau 1707). He considers slavery as a “hateful and stupid enterprise. (Eulau 119). Thoreau feels such deep disgrace being associated with a government who condones slavery, that he refuses to vote, pay taxes, and makes his only contact with this government the tax collector....   [tags: Non-Violent Resistance Essays] 734 words
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The History of Non-Violent Protests - If something isn’t right, there is a way to fix it. Violence of course is never the answer therefore, non-violent protests were started. Non-Violent protesting had a slow start then it spread around the world when it hit media attention. Non-violent protest also had more effectiveness than violent protests. Non-Violent protests may have taken a while, but the results were successful. During 1960-1966, there was a committee of students that were wanting equality for whites and blacks, but they didn’t want to have violence involved....   [tags: civil rights, freedom] 532 words
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The Art of Non-Violent Protesting - Mahatma Gandhi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” This quote represents the book very well because blacks in that time had no rights at all compared to the whites. The blacks would always have to do what the whites told them to do or they would get locked up or in trouble with the law. Blacks would use self-defense against white people and they black would get sent to jail because the judge would know to rule in the white guys favor. In this time period not only were the adults the ones who didn’t like integration and everyone is equal, but the parents would take their young children to KKK feasts and brainwash their kids into showin...   [tags: Mahatma Gandhi]
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Non-violent Protests and The Teachings of Ghandi - The year was 1986 and the people of the Philippines were being oppressed by their elected president turned Dictator Ferdinand Marcos for twenty years. And a four-day series of non-violent mass demonstrations toppled Marcos dictatorship. It was a series of popular non violent revolutions and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986, which marked the restoration of the country's democracy. Non violent resistance is the best method to peacefully attain social change in times of political oppression....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Non-Violent Resistance: The Stoppable Ways - Sitting down under the same sky, looking into the same outer space and participate the same environments have made us very curious about whom we are. It is true that we were born into different lifestyles yet we do not know much about ourselves, especially how we, oppressed people, can deal things in a non-violent resistance. According to Martin Luther King’s Three Ways of Meeting Oppression, he reveals how we can deal with our oppression in three characteristic ways – non-violent resistance, violent resistance and acquiescence....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Peaceful Movement]
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A Crime is A Crime: Violent and non-Violent Criminals - Some people argue that non-violent criminals shouldn’t be incarcerated because it’s such a huge financial drain on society. Well in my opinion a non-violent criminal is still a criminal; the only difference is they weren’t violent at that particular time. Many crimes have been committed without any physical abuse. Who’s to say the next time they decide to break the law they won’t become violent or a threat to someone. Furthermore, I believe if you do the crime, you have to do the time. In today’s society majority of people incarcerated are non-violent criminals: such as drug abusers, drunk drivers, prostitutes, and people who refuse to pay child support....   [tags: criminals, violence, crimes, ] 601 words
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Caning in Singapore Schools to Be Replaced by Non-Violent Disciplines - Caning in Singapore Schools to Be Replaced by Non-Violent Disciplines A recent article in The Asian Parent Magazine reports that a student was publicly caned in a Singapore secondary school for repeatedly being late, and several Singaporean parents criticized the school policy on this issue (Chin, 2012, p.1). Such reports have been raising controversies on whether the Singapore Ministry of Education should continue allowing schools to administer such disciplinary action, a traditional corporal punishment since 1957 under the Schools Regulation Act....   [tags: pa rents, schools, caning] 2147 words
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Four Historical Occasions of Non Violent Protest - The 20th Century saw many civil resistance movements that made change by implementing a system of education in their non-violent protest strategies. This paper will be looking at: Gandhi and the struggle for Indian Independence (specifically 1907-1947), African American U.S. Civil Rights Movement (specifically 1960-1967), South African Apartheid (specifically 1976-1994), and the Northern Ireland Republicans held at Long Kesh Prison (1976-1985). These four struggles demonstrate that knowledge is powerful, and can be to used to either endure, or better fight, or at best end violence and oppression....   [tags: Gandhi, India, Civil Rights Movement]
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The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) - ... A civil rights organizer, Bayard Rustin, voiced his opinion that the creation of an organization to structure the expansion of civil rights progress from the boycott’s success. Rustin’s aspiration became realty when the SCLC was formally created in January of 1957. The SCLC used the momentum of the Montgomery Boycott to give them the powers Rustin envisioned. SNCC’s disorganization came from its origin as a youth run committee with multiple focuses. In April 1960, Ella Baker, executive director of SCLC, invited many African-American student leaders of the recent lunchcounter Sit-ins to meet at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina....   [tags: Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King] 1709 words
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Non-Violent Nationalism and Fundamental Change - Nationalism as a concept is defined by the formation of a distinct identity for a certain population in terms of their religion, ethnicity or class differences. This term was used to describe the rise of movements along these distinct lines. Since then the connotations of the word may have changed over time but its essential meaning has remained unchanged. The term in essence refers to two varying sentiments. Broadly speaking, the first of these is a sense of identification with a certain nation based on ethnic, cultural or religious bounds....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Spiritual Guidance: Non-Violent Campaign - In the early 1960s, a majority of persecuted African-American’s worshiped God. Many colored people were raised in the Baptist church, so faith was a seemly necessity during this era. With Christian beliefs, blacks learned to trust and believe that God had the upper hand, even through continued injustice. Spiritual guidance was especially important in order for peace to be maintained, but so was a leader: Martin Luther King was that leader. “The heart of King’s strategy was nonviolence” (Adwan). He used his nonviolent methods and strong faith to instill strength in others through the word of God; which, reminded the people that a change would come....   [tags: colored people, african american, christians]
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Non-Violent Non-Cooperation Peaceful Protests: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - ... The faithful day was coined as "bloody Sunday." Even though the parade was canceled, civil rights still took one of its biggest steps forward since the abolishment of slavery. Live broadcasts of the hatred and brutality effectively put the topic of social justice in practically every living room in America. After finding little success in Montgomery, King decided to take his campaign north, to Chicago. They aimed to take on issues such as segregation and racism. King was a man of honor and respect, so out of the respect of him northern campaign, King stayed in the slums of North Lawndale....   [tags: idelogies, I have a dream]
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A Force More Powerful, directed by Steve York - A key argument expressed within “A Force More Powerful” is that non-violent protest is an effective method to motivate social and political change. The documentary provides three case studies as historical instances where non-violent protest met high levels of success. A main purpose of the filmmakers is to investigate the non-violent aspects of popular uprisings that had been previously underestimated in terms of their contribution to a larger conflict. The instances taken as case studies are all of groups marginalised due to racial, colonial, and economic reasons....   [tags: Non-Violent Protests] 735 words
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Martin Luther King Junior's Inspirational Speech, I’ve Been to the Mountaintop - ... He urges the people that nothing should stop them in their fight for freedom. As well as choosing his words well, Martin Luther King incorporates figurative language in his speech. Martin used repetition to emphasize what he was communicating to his audience. He includes phrases like “If I had sneezed…” to point out significant occasions and goals that he has in his mind for fighting for the civil rights of all African-Americans. Dr. King uses allusions in his speech. He describes past events in his speech by the use of anaphora and epistrophe....   [tags: inequalities, racial, non-violent]
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How Participation in Social Action Can Serve as a Non-adversarial Approach to Non-violent Resistance - ... The focus of this essay is to assess the response of the Iranian Baha’I community to persecution in a way that is distinctly non-adversarial and promotes social change. Origins of Oppression: A Brief History of the Baha’is in Iran The Baha’i Faith stems from its precursor the Babi Faith (IHRDC, 2006: 3), which was founded by Seyyed ‘Ali Muhammad, a merchant born in Shiraz, whose title “the Bab” means “The Gate.” This name is symbolic of his position as a herald to the new faith of God that was soon to appear in Iran....   [tags: struggles for social change ] 865 words
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Soft Power Revolution: An Analysis of Social Media and Non-Violent Activism in the New Era - Introduction: The film ‘Bringing down a Dictator’ in a inspiring documentary about the peaceful revolution in Serbia in 1999. The Bulldozer revolution in Serbia inspired the so-called ‘color revolutions’ of Easter Europe and Central Asia where massive street protest after disputed elections led to the overthrown of authoritarian leaders (Dudouet, 2008, p. 9). The strategies of activist in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus have many parallels to the current ‘Arab Spring.’ This paper will analyze York’s documentary, Bringing Down a Dictator in the terms of nonviolent theory and peaceful social revolution....   [tags: Facebook Twitter YouTube Essays]
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence - Mahatma Gandhi’s Role in India’s Fight for Independence “The strongest physical force bends before moral force when used in the defense of truth.” - Mahatma Gandhi (Bondurant). Mahatma Gandhi was the main leader in helping India become independent through the principles of non violence, self-rule, and the unity of Hindus and Muslims. His full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, but he was given the name Mahatma later on in his life. He wanted to see an united India without the rule of the British Empire....   [tags: passive resistance, non violent, rebellion]
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Arab Spring: Helping Out the Middle East - Arab spring, the domino effect in the Muslim countries in the Middle East leading to violent and non-violent movements either being successful or not, depending on the relative countries. It is difficult for one to understand this whole predicament in the broad aspect, therefore for this particular reason the focus will be on two countries where in one non-violent movements were successful and in the other violence had to be used for their to be positive peace. This paper will compare and contrast the role of violent versus non-violent tactics during the recent events of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’....   [tags: muslim, movements, violence, non-violent] 1535 words
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Biography of Indian Independence Activist Mohandas Gandhi - ... It was Gandhi’s efforts to bring peace and unification between Hindus and Muslims that eventually led to his assassination in 1948 (History.com Staff, 2010). As a proponent of Satyagraha, mass non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi believed that change could be effected without using physical force. While practicing law in South Africa he led a peaceful movement to end discrimination against Indians there that led to an end to Indian registration and poll taxes in 1913 (History.com Staff, 2010)....   [tags: mass non-violent civil disobedience]
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Malcolm X: The Civil Rights Movement and The Non Violent Pursue of Integration - A majority of Americans are both influenced and motivated by various African American legends. Historical figures like, L. Douglas Wilder, Ella Fitzgerald or even the president of the United States, Barak Obama, are some of these people… Malcolm X in particular, was an individual who had a great impact on many Americans perception of our society throughout the United States. Malcolm X, the activist & outspoken public voice of the Black Muslim faith, challenged the mainstream civil rights movement and the nonviolent pursuit of integration championed by Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: biography, Cassius X, ku klux klan]
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Gandhi´s Teaching Changed the World - Gandhi was a political and spiritual leader of India and one of the most extraordinary men of the 20th Century. In his early life he had a great deal of problems. “As a child he was so shy that the moment class was over he would run home so he would not have to talk to anyone” (Mohandas K. Gandhi). Gandhi is known as one of the ‘founding fathers of the modern Indian state’, as a hero, and as the man who gained India’s independence from the British Empire using peaceful methods. His actions were nonviolent protests, people living together in harmony; a world without war....   [tags: India, equality, non-violent protest] 792 words
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Gandhi as an Outlaw Leader and his non-violent Movements - Outlaws. The word often haunts us, as we sit and ponder over it. Usually it brings with it, a sense of insecurity and fear. Sometimes after watching a movie or after reading a crime story, we are scared about going out alone, or sometimes, even in the house we have a feeling, as if someone is watching us. Why is all this. Why are we scared in our own house. Why are we scared to go out. It is because after watching so many movies, reading the papers and being aware about the crimes happening all around us, we just don’t want to take a chance with our lives....   [tags: Biography, Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 1186 words
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The Dalai Lama - I will focus on the life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, born sixth of July, 1937, now aged seventy-eight and the longest living incumbent of the Dalai Lama to date. Tenzin Gyatso was both a political leader and religious figurehead and thus was involved in many political activities that were non-violent in nature. The majority of his work was based upon the liberation of Tibet from Chinese rule and the formation of a self-governing democratic state. These activities were set up to be the prerequisite for an independent Tibet, but have ultimately failed....   [tags: holiness, tibet, non-violent diplomacy]
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Keeping Their Own Identity in Black Nationalism - Black Nationalism is chiefly a US political and social movement that was prominent in the 1960’s. The movement sought to acquire economic power and political self-determination, as well as to infuse a sense of community among African Americans. As an alternative to being assimilated by a predominately white nation, black nationalists sought to maintain and promote their separate identity as a people of African ancestry. Hip-hop culture has been a global phenomenon for more than twenty years. When introduced into the American culture, the black culture felt that hip-hop had originated from the African American community....   [tags: social, hip-hop, non-violent] 851 words
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Dancehall: Bob Marley and The Wailers - Dancehall In 1807, slavery was abolished; however, Jamaica did not gain its full independence until 1962; and the days of slavery had taken its toll on the inhabitants of the island, resulting in anger and resentment. Even today, the remnants of racial, economic and social inequalities still remain. Instead of a rebellion, the poor fought authority through music. Music was one outlet in which this anger and resentment was expressed. Through this very music dancehall emerged (Hebdige, 26). Dancehall has many pseudonyms depending upon who is describing or researching it....   [tags: non violent revolution, reggae music]
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The Civil Rights Movement and African American Leaders - ... The march bought a lot of public support for the Civil Rights Movement. African Americans were given outrageous literacy tests. For example, the literacy test we were given in class was from the State of Louisiana. It stated that the test is to be given to anyone who cannot prove a fifth grade education. The test was given to every African American, even if they didn’t speak any english. This was just one of the ways whites retaliated. The blacks overcame this by keeping their heads up and taking all the beating from the whites....   [tags: world war II, non violent protests] 544 words
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The Children’s Crusade: Dr Martin Luther King Jr - Remembering The Children’s Crusade, or known as one of the most stupefying events in history, could take anyone back in the days of segregation and great detriment to our own people. On May 2, 1963, a group of student protesters, in which were motivated by Martin Luther King Jr., partook in the 1963 campaign to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama. More than a thousand students skipped their classes and marched to downtown Birmingham using tactics of nonviolent direct action (Carson). The first day, hundreds were arrested and taken to jail in school buses and paddy wagons....   [tags: non violent direct action, punishment, rights]
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Ethnocentricity and Non-Aboriginal Australians - History has shown that Non-Aboriginal Australia most defiantly was ethnocentric in regards to Aboriginal people. Looking at the obviously poor and unjust treatment of Aboriginal people early in the countries history and whether or not attitudes and policies have really changed. There have been changes in public opinion and in political opinion with the acceptance and the welfare of aboriginal people over the past one hundred years but has there been enough change to say that there is no longer any ethnocentrism....   [tags: Non-Aboriginal, Australia, ]
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Violent Video Games Cause Violence? - Bloodshed and aggression is everywhere; in magazines, in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are assumed to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals. Is this really the case. Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a existing generation games console and video games have become a extraordinary source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like educationcity.com or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games....   [tags: video games, violent games, call of duty]
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Viability of Non-Nuclear Deterrence Strategies - ... ‘Nuclear state actors’ includes the five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT, as well as the three non-NPT and one undeclared nuclear powers [9]. States that possess nuclear weapon under the ambit of NATO’s nuclear weapons sharing arrangements are not classified as ‘Nuclear state actors’ in this essay because “the U.S. nuclear weapons based in Europe are in the sole possession and under constant and complete custody and control of the United States” [10]. ‘Non-nuclear state actors’ refers to states without any nuclear weapons....   [tags: potential adversaries of non-nuclear states] 810 words
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Violent Video Games and Aggressive Behavior - Violent Video Games and Aggressive Behavior Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fail to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for....   [tags: Violent Video Games Youth Violence]
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Effective Use of Non-Violence by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela - Throughout history, violent reformation movements were traditionally used, but non-violence has been proven just as effective. Non-violence is the clear distinguisher between right and wrong. When violence is followed by non-violence there is only so much fighting that can go on. Mohandas Gandhi was a known pacifist and a spiritual and political leader of India during the Indian Independence Movement. Gandhi studied law in England before returning to India to fight the caste system by doing chores an untouchable would do....   [tags: Essays on Non VIolence] 735 words
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Violent Video Games Lead to Violence - In today’s day and age it has been suggested that teens are becoming more violent. Some worry that certain aspects of our technology, including the intenseness of violent video games, are affecting the violence among America’s youth, while others don’t see this as an issue at all. A study done in 2004, Factors Correlated with Violent Video Games Use by Adolescent Boys and Girls, reported that boys in grades seventh and eighth played violent video games to either release their anger or help them relax....   [tags: technology, youth, violent behavior, anger]
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Should Violent Video Games Be Banned? - Should Violent Video Games Be Banned. In 2008, the computer and video game industry has made $1.7 billion in revenue. Of this, 16% was made through the sale of violent video games (FYI: Video Game Statistics by the Entertainment Software Association | Critical Gaming Project). Many parents are concerned about these violent games because of how they can affect their children. Many think that these games are dangerous and should be banned. Others believe that the sale of these games should go unregulated....   [tags: minors, violent, video games, ratings] 1266 words
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Are Violent Videogames the Trigger to Extremely Violent Acts? - ... Video games and killings have been connected and publicized by the media since the 90’s. In 1997, 16-year-old Evan Ramsey brought a shotgun to his Alaska high school and shot four people, killing two. He vehemently played the sci-fi horror game "Doom," in which you have to shoot an enemy many times before it dies. Ramsey later explained he was “surprised to find that the rule did not apply in real life”(Layton). In many ways, it's the same argument we've heard for years about violence on television....   [tags: behavioral issues, school shootings]
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Violent Revolution and Civil Disobedience - ... De Klerk had done in our views sanctions remained the best lever to force him to do more...I explained to Mr. De Klerk, we could not tell our supporters to relax sanctions until he had completely dismantled apartheid and a transitional government was in place". According to another primary source in document #3 it gives you a letter that Gandhi wrote before marching to the sea and breaking the English Salt Tax Law. Most historian considered this as the turning point of the movement to free India from a British control....   [tags: government, law, refusal to obey]
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Numbing Violent Video Games - ... At the same time, some people say playing video games are not completely bad. Limiting how long the child plays the violent video game can have positive effects too. The child can decompress from daily stress that may be caused by social problems or school by playing his or her favorite video game. “Violent video games provide exactly that kind of escape, giving kids an arena where they can play with fantasies of danger, aggression and conflict, developing a feeling of mastery that can serve as an antidote, or at least a necessary break, from daily anxieties" (Winegarner)....   [tags: psychological influence and analysis]
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Violent Video Games and The Human Psyche - According to Valadez and Fergusion (2012), “The effects of violent video game exposure, both positive and negative, on various behaviors are still highly contested within academia and the general public” (p. 608). Violence in video games is often wrongfully perused as a topic of extreme criticism pertaining to an individual’s act of violence in today society. Examples of such would include the shooting that occurred in April 2007 at Virginia Technical College; where Jack Thompson and Philip McGraw asserted that violent video games were the ultimate cause of the tragic incident, but further investigation suggested that Seung-Hui Cho had never played any such games (Valadez & Fergusion, 2012)....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Effect of Violent Video Games on Teenagers - ... Parents have to keep up for types of games which they bring to home. If the child wants this video game, it does not mean that you have to give him it. Parents should have a time to read about the game which your child wants. If parents think that their child spends too much time on playing video games, parents have to find other interesting activities. Video game system is not had to be in teenager’s room, it should be in a common area. Then parents can see what his child does. Argument #2 There are evidences that show how violent video games affect to teenagers....   [tags: Social Skills, Aggressive, Behavior] 1061 words
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Violent Video Games - Did you know that the average amount of time an 8-18 American child spends on video games per week is 8 hours. That’s a more than a whole school day. Many kids today are spending more and more time on video games. Not only is it damaging to the brain and body, but it also can cause insanity and dementia. Many of the mass murderers of the past have been found to play violent video games. Teens should not be permitted to play violent video games to ensure that they will not become aggressive. The foundation of the first video games was the CRT....   [tags: teenagers, cathode ray tube, death race]
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Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You - Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You Studies from around the world have proved and disproved the fact that the violent content in some games causes violent acts in people. The research and studies also show that this is not an issue of gender with almost as many girls playing video games as boys making them a large portion of people playing today. Boys though in this instance seemed to be more prone to violence than the females participating in the studies. Another problem I found in the gaming society is the fact that some parents were not abiding to the rating system put out by the ESRB....   [tags: shootings, crime]
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Defending Violent Video Games in Adolescents - Do parents know what violent video games their children are playing. Playing violent games is nontoxic, exciting fun, and no more harmful than watching something graphic on television. This is an arguable point, and people want to know if violence shown in video games cause aggression, violent actions, bullying, or weapon skills. The answer to this is a no-brainer; most parents go about their busy lives and leave their children unsupervised when these activities are taking place. If parents are worried about what their children are learning from this, then they should be under adult supervision during these activities or banned from them....   [tags: videogame violence, T.V. aggression]
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Violent Video Games Are Not Bad for Kids - ... So many people think video games are bad for you, your health, and your mind but have no hard evidence to prove it. Here is some hard evidence proving them wrong. Studies have shown that video games, especially shooting or violent video games, improve your eyesight. There is no hard evidence that links violent video games to causing violent crimes. Some people believe the reason that teenagers kill and commit crimes are because of violent video games, but that is not why. It's usually something emotional going on in their life like stress, or something much worse....   [tags: technology, tables, touchscreen phones] 579 words
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The Effects of Violent Video Games on Society - Introduction On December 1, 1997, fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal entered school property in West Paducah, Kentucky and began shooting a pistol at a group of students participating in a youth prayer group, killing three students and injuring five others. On March 24, 1998, Mitchell Johnson (13) and Andrew Golden (11) opened fire on students at a high school in Craighead County, Arkansas as they exited the building for a fire alarm set off by the pair, killing five and wounding ten others. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17) entered Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado and began a shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 21 others wounded....   [tags: videogames, violence, culture, youth]
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The Concept of Protesting with Non-Violence - ... They had verbally opposed it, but hadn’t physically shown what it was they wanted by siting at counter that weren’t for them. The first few sit-ins were quiet by following the non-violent movement. On February 27, there was a group of sit-in students in Nashville, and they were attacked by white teenagers. The police arrived on the site, and let the white teens go. They arrested the protesters for "disorderly conduct." When the group was arrested, a new group would take its place. "No matter what they did and how many they arrested, there was still a lunch counter full of students there," explained Diane Nash, a leader of the sit-ins in Nashville....   [tags: sit-ins, freedom rides, Rosa Parks] 810 words
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Peace and Conflict: Advocating the Use of Non-Violoent Means for Resolving Conflict - When we are trying to attain world peace, we must first start with peace between individuals as these relationships are the building blocks of society and nations. Peace can be achieved by non-violent means or by the use of lethal force. This essay will explore notions of peace and conflict, advocating the use of non-violent means for resolving conflict. The environmental and social cost of lethal force is very high and unsustainable. Never the less, there are situations when justice requires the use of lethal force and examples of these will be discussed....   [tags: Conflict Resolution ]
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Critical Review on the Effets of Mass Media on Violent Behavior - ‘CRITICAL REVIEW ON THE EFFECTS OF MASS MEDIA ON VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR’ TABLE OF CONTENT Cover Page Pg 1 Table of Content Pg 2 Introduction Pg 3 Definitions Studies Aimed at Validating the Existence of a Correlation The Social Learning Theory The Narrative Theory Studies Aimed at Refuting Correlation Reciprocal Determinism Case Studies 4.1 Norway Massacre 4.2 Aurora Colorado Theatre Shooting 4.3 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Conclusion References INTRODUCTION With the invention of television sets (TV’s), came the invention of films and television programs to be shown on TV as well as the opportunity to broadcast live news stories....   [tags: psychology, behavioral analysis]
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Effects of Violent Video Games on Young Children and Teenagers - During different periods of time, people used different types of entertainment. Nowadays, the adults are usually entertaining themselves with media, and children, who are not really impressed by television, usually are font of video games. In would be good, if the games were not violent. Would you like your young or teenage child to play games, where they kill each other, and get points for this. I consider it to be the rhetorical question, because the effect of violent video games on children is negative, and probably there are no parents in the world, who would appreciate their child’s resort to violence, even if this violence is virtual....   [tags: entertainment, teenage boys]
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Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems? - Some people believe that violent video games cause some behavior problems. It is not true; it is only their opinion. Violent video games cause people to start having behavior problems, what was that cause. It is only people; it has no effect on them, only their own action and their weak health issue. The violent video games for computers and consoles’ sale rate went up but violent crime offense went down. Video games are for players to have fun without cause any harm while they playing. Why do they believe that behavior problems were caused by violent video games....   [tags: start, action, health, crime, fun, playing] 616 words
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Evaluating the Perspectives on Relationship Between Violent Computer Games and Aggression - The relationship between violent computer games and aggression has been put into heated discussions in recent years. Scholars suggest that vicious electronic games can have a negative influence on teenagers (Sageng, Fossheim & Larsen, 2012). These visual entertainments may lead to gun violence and associated with other crimes such as robberies and murders. Researchers who disagree with this statement explain the irrelevance of video games leading to belligerent action. For example, academics like Jayakanthan (2002) counter-argue that computer games have a positive impact on motivating the learners....   [tags: violence, behavior, video games, aggressiveness]
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The Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior in Children and Young Adults - Society has evolved drastically within the last 50 years due to new and ever developing technology. Video games, which were developed in the late 1980’s early 1990’s, are a product of the new life changing technology. Video games, or to be more specific violent video games have been most popular among children and young adults. Parents do not tend to see the consequences that evolve around violent video games; especially kids who play more then ten hours a weeks worth of these games. Only recently has the videogame technology progressed and became more engaging using life like simulations of violence, igniting aggressive behavior in young adult and may in fact desensitize them to violence....   [tags: behavioral psychology analysis] 1055 words
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Violent Video Games Raise Aggression - Throughout history man kind has always searched for ways to entertain himself, each time developing new activities and games. Video games have become a very popular way to spend time and have fun from the 1970’s up to now. With new developments appeared different video game genres from adventure to racing, but the violent video games appear to be the most popular ones (Shin, 2003), for example: shooters, fighting and video games where you have to eliminate, destroy, or kill your enemies. Video games have become very influential on children and adults (Stafford, 1999)....   [tags: Gaming]
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Reason why Convicts Should not be Allowed to Vote - Murderers, rapists, and those convicted with aggravated assault, have obviously not made wise decisions in their lives, yet they are allowed to vote. According to www.felonvoting.procon.org, currently, in Michigan, individuals who have been convicted of a felon are allowed to vote after their term of incarceration. Some think that those who have a felony from a violent crime should not be able to vote, regardless if they have completed their sentence or not. However, other people think that even though an individual with a violent felony may vote after their incarceration period; although, in some states, the felon may have to wait a certain amount of years before they are able to vote....   [tags: felonies, violent crime, voting]
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