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How to Handle Violence in Youth Sports - Everyone agrees that parent involvement is a good thing. But when the parent behaves inappropriately, it creates a poor environment for the children to learn and enjoy themselves. "Sideline rage" with parents behaving badly at youth sports events is such an epidemic, that 76% of respondents from 60 high school athletic associations said increased spectator interference is causing many officials to quit (Associated Press, 6/3/01). Parents are supposed to be role models, and the lessons they teach will determine their values and actions in the future....   [tags: sports rage, youth sports, sports violence]
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Youth Violence: Identify the Cause and Work Towards Prevention - Introduction According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, Violence is the exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse. Violence is often a behavioral response that children are taught to use in order to achieve their goals. On the other hand, violence can become a routine and automatic way of coping with stressful situations for some children (Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team 1999). You violence is an old problem that is frequently an issue over which there is much debate....   [tags: Violence ]
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Youth Gangs, Drugs, & Violence - Gang involvement and its associated violent crime have become a rapidly growing problem for the United States. Generally, gangs consist of young people of the same ethnic, racial, and economic background. Usually of a low socio-economic status, these gangs engage in illegal money making activities and intimidate their neighborhoods and rival gangs with violent crimes and victimization. Gang members exemplify a high value for group loyalty and sacrifice. Gangs often target youth when recruiting new members, with the average age of initiation being 13 years old (Omizo, Omizo, and Honda)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]
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Youth Violence and Video Games - Youth violence is a growing problem in the United States that scares us very much and many people believe that violent video games are to blame. This problem needs to be solved but first we have to see if violent video games can actually cause violence. There are two sides to this opinion on youth violence, the pro side and the con side. The pro side believes that video games cause violence and the con side that believes that believe that they don’t cause violence. The pro side gives a stronger more factual argument than the con side from these next two exerts....   [tags: behavioral issues in the United States] 619 words
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Interventions to Decrease Youth Violence - ... There are so many cases where children at a young age do not learn how to deal with the emotions they have inside in a means that is nonviolent. Aggression can develop in a child at a very young age, and instead of dealing with the habits formed later in life, the goal is to help teach children at a young age how to manage their feelings to prevent future histories of violence. RCCP is based on a series of classroom curriculum, which teachers are trained to implement into their classrooms. The materials for this program are based on levels, low to high....   [tags: juvenile arrests, curriculum, school] 833 words
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Media and Youth Violence - What effects do Video Games, Music, and Television have on Youth Violence. Many people today wonder why so many children are committing crimes. Children today are so far more advance then children of the pass. Many children spend so much time in playing video games and watching television. Parents today are in the dark about what their children are doing, which lead into children going an extra step in finding out things the hard way. Though some experts claim that family structures are the cause for youth violence, many notice that video games, music, and television are increasing violence in youth today....   [tags: Teens, Video Games, Music, TV] 563 words
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Media Influences Youth Violence - Media Influences on Violence Amongst Youth During a time when people in my generation should be focused on prom, graduation and what’s the coolest color that we can color our hair and not get suspended from school, its really disheartening that a topic such as media influences on youth violence has such a large amount of available research. The fact that we are often flooded with images of violence and countless examples of the inability of young adults to resolve conflicts without the use of violence supports the position that our culture among young adults is one centered around violence....   [tags: lyrics, bullying, sex] 2049 words
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Violent Video Games Do NOT Contribute to Youth Violence - Although violent video games are thought to encourage real world violence, they actually help to prevent it. I am focusing on violent video games and how they affect juveniles because I feel that this issue needs to be looked at in the criminal justice community. It is an unnecessary distraction to blame the actions of a disturbed youth on a form of entertainment that has been used by millions of people without incident. A review article published in The Psychiatric Quarterly found that many studies which claim to indicate an increase in aggression due to video games are, in fact, biased....   [tags: Video Games Violence]
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Video Games Do Not Contribute to Youth Violence - Video games are not the cause of youth violence. There are many factors that have to be lined up to cause a child to be violent. For instance Many kids that become violent have had a rough life. They may have been poor, bullied, have alcoholic parents, neglected, or don't have parents at all (kids health). Over the years games have helped kids adapt to things in the world to better help their futures (washington post). Studies prove that video games can help children learn new mechanics (washington post)....   [tags: Video Game Industry, Violence]
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Parental Violence and Youth Sports - Participating in a sport at an early age can be essential to the overall growth process during a child’s upbringing. Whether the participation is through some sort of organized league or just getting together amongst friends and playing, the lessons learned from this can help teach these kids and provide a positive message to them as they develop. There is a certain point, however, when organized sports can hinder progress, which is when adults get too involved and forget about the underlying reason to why they are helping....   [tags: Benefits of Youth Sports]
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Video Games and Youth Violence: Is There a Connection? -   Tuscon Arizona, Blacksburg Virginia, DC, Littleton Colorado and Paducah Kentucky just a few locations for some of the most tragic, memorable crimes in the modern age. What is the common denominator for all of these crimes. They were all committed by an adolescent or young adult. The influences were many and the reasons are still under debate. The main contributing factor for all of this violence was originally thought to be violent video games, and the vivid scenarios played out in them.( Grossman, DeGaetano 1999) After further investigation, that factor in itself has been proven to be untrue....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Video Games: A Scapegoat for Youth Violence - Americans have been blaming violent forms of entertainment since colonial times. From dime novels to music, to movies to television shows. The most recent medium are video games. Aided by crime-saturated news reports, a lot of people are convinced that video game violence transfers to real-life youth crimes like the school massacres. They think that violent video games make people violent, but that is not the case. Violent people play violent video games. Not everyone who plays video games are violent, but those who already are violent will play them as an outlet for their frustration and rage....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Attitudes Towards Violence and Guns - Youth violence has passed epidemic proportions. Many youth are seen in the emergency rooms due to violent behavior. Homicide is the second cause of death in adolescents and young adults. The Attitude Towards Guns and Violence addresses the fondness towards violence of youth today. It is a simple scale that covers four different areas. It has been tried in at least two different areas. Even though, it has limitations it alerts professionals of threats of possible violence and can be used to assure that interventions are in place to mold the attitude in a different direction....   [tags: Youth Violence, Preventing Homicide]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Children are dying, and too often parents don’t figure out what their child was involved in until it is too late. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear because of growing societal violence. When youth observes daily occurrences of violence, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be what is scrutinize. The family dynamic has changed much in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families contributing to the variability for children to be unsupervised....   [tags: Violence]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth When a child observes daily occurrences of violence across: news broadcast, radio, and public incidences, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be explored. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear. Violence has increased in society and youth often are exposed to situations that end in violent acts. The family dynamic has changed significantly in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families the variability for children to be unsupervised allows for increased exposure to violence as well as expressing violence....   [tags: Violence]
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Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools - The theme, which I have decided to research and base my portfolio on, is Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools. The term “Youth” is defined by the Compact Oxford English Dictionary as the period between childhood and adulthood and is also commonly used as a noun to describe young people. The same dictionary defines a “Gang” as an organised group of criminals or disorderly young people. Youth gangs are groups of young people who assemble and often engage in criminal and illegal activities such as graffiti, vandalism, theft, robbery and violent activities including, gang fights and brawls....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 1301 words
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Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence - “YOU SUCK!” “I killed him!” “Head shot!” These are just a few examples of dialogue spoken by children while they are playing violent video games. These video games might seem like harmless fun, but what if the violence in these games is affecting the behavior of young players interacting with others. In a society driven by technology, video games are becoming more popular each and everyday. People of all ages enjoy video games in their free time; these games allow the player to become an athlete, a soldier, or a professional fighter at the tip of their fingers....   [tags: Video Game Violence]
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Violence in Youth - ... Violence may also develop if the child has a mental disability, a low intelligence level or is extremely introverted (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). Peers and the community also have a large impact on children. A youth is at risk if they are socializing with gangs or delinquents who are involved with drugs or alcohol and who do not do well in school. On the other hand, a youth may also be at risk if they are social outcasts, are not accepted by peers, and do not participate in social activities....   [tags: physical, emotional harm, fighting]
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Youth Violence And The Mass Media - Introduction The problem I am researching is the desensitizing of America’s youth through violence in the mass media, specifically television and video games. I am interested in studying it because as violence on television and the violent content contained in video games has increased, so has youth violence. I want to find if the increasing violence shown on television and video games has a desensitizing effect on America’s youth, thus, increasing the probability that they will commit an act of violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 2038 words
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Youth and Gun Violence - Youth and Guns Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right. Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they have parents with guns or the money to buy one. There aren’t enough restrictions on guns & who can get a hold of them on the streets and parents aren’t doing a well enough job of hiding their guns from their children. Something needs to be done....   [tags: firearms, gun laws]
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Animal Cruelty and Youth Violence - There are over seventy million cats and fifty-five million dogs in the United States, yet the number of reported cases of neglect, or abuse is severely lacking (Davidson 1). Animal abuse is an ongoing dilemma in this country; recent studies have indicated child animal cruelty offenders often go on to pursue disturbing acts of criminal behavior. This nation simply does not have standardized legislation across the nation as a preventative method of dealing with this predicament. Many states treat animal abuse too leniently, and this is bad because youthful offenders often times will go on to perform criminal acts later in life, therefore anti-youth violence organizations and animal abuse prev...   [tags: Animals Kids Pet Pets Children]
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The Relationship between Video Games and Youth Violence - ... However, I believe the way a child acts is reflected on the parenting and discipline going on at home. Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at University of Southern California; wrote "According to a 2001 U.S. Surgeon General’s report, the strongest risk factors for school shootings centered on mental stability and the quality of home life, not media exposure" (Jenkins). Therefore, that fact overpowered what Grand Theft Childhood reported. If you teach a kid from when they are born to the time they consciously are aware of the actions that they are making, a kid will not be violent if you simply discipline him when he does make a violent action....   [tags: behavioral psychology analysis]
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The Violence of Youth in American Society - The Violence of Youth in American Society Times are changing. In a world where there really is no safe haven from the violence of the cold and harsh world. As an American citizen one might believe that they could send their children to an institute of learning and their children would be safe from harm and far from losing their lives. But now that idea is not reverently supported. The American children have been attacked. This should not be tolerated by America and America should do whatever they can to stop these needless acts of violence on the adolescents....   [tags: American Society Children Youth Crime Essays] 830 words
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Do Violent Video Games Influence Youth Violence? - ... Video games and murderers with troubled backgrounds have been linked in the media for over twenty- four years. Heavy media coverage on the connection between these two subjects began in 1997 after an occurrence in an Alaskan high school. Evan Ramsey seemed like an ordinary high school sophomore. That is, until he brought a shotgun to school and shot four people, ultimately killing the principal and a beloved school athlete. Ramsey was an active player of the horror video game “Doom,” in which a player has to shoot characters multiple times before they die....   [tags: murders, media, entertainment ] 780 words
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Violent Video Games Cause Youth Violence - Video games have become increasingly popular among people of various ages. The more technology advances the more appealing video games seem to get with high definition graphics and better storylines. The first video game ever made was back in 1958, it was played on a Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope, and it doesn’t hold a candle to the video games of today (Bellis par. 2). Video games have gone from big-chunky complicated systems to little-compact systems of entertainment. After the first video game was developed came the first game that was intended for computer use, followed by the first game played on a television set, and then the first arcade game in 1971 (Bellis par....   [tags: gameboy, nintendo ds, reality, fantasy]
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Gangs and Youth Violence - Recently, an increasing number of North American youth are committing violent crimes. Although the consequences of these violent crimes are easily apparent, the causes behind them are often abstract and obscure, making it difficult to pin blame on a single source. Moreover, this deviant behavior among young people can be attributed to a combination of several generalized factors. Leading contributing factors of youth violence include the media, the influence of family life, widespread abuse of drugs and alcohol, the ease of access to weapons and a lack of strong punishment that exists for juvenile offenders....   [tags: Gang Essays] 2513 words
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Report On Youth Violence - There are many misconceptions about the prevalence of youth violence in our society and it is important to peel back the veneer of hot-tempered discourse that often surrounds the issue.... While it is important to carefully review the circumstances surrounding these horrifying incidents so that we may learn from them, we must also be cautious about inappropriately creating a cloud of fear over every student in every classroom across the country. In the case of youth violence, it is important to note that, statistically speaking, schools are among the safest places for children to be....   [tags: essays research papers] 2880 words
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The Effect of Family Violence on Youth Violence - The Effect of Family Violence on Youth Violence   Everyday, a child witnesses an act of violence. Not on television but in their own home. "Family and home are not havens in which a child finds nurturing and safety, but rather a battleground where fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, and disruption are significant threads in the tapestry of home life," Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Children of family violence are often abusers or victims of abuse themselves. Family violence is a cycle that is very hard to stop....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Increasing Violence in Youth Culture - ... If violence is increasing and is considered a standard way of life, how will the decisions of our country be influenced by the violence. OR... My discussion of violence increasing in youth’s society is in fact addressing the larger matter of futuristic decisions to solve the problems in America. Television, music, and electronic games, although seem positive, in the long term it is leading to destroy youth’s culture and causing behavioral problems. Furthermore, the transformation of our culture is leading to an increase in behavioral problems within our society....   [tags: causing factors, video games, media]
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Youth Violence - Youth Violence      Youth violence is an escalating problem in American society today. There are many different factors that can be blamed for this problem. During the last decade of the twentieth century people began searching for answers to this dilemma which is haunting America. Many tragic school shootings have taken place within the last decade that have gained the attention of the public. As of now, no one can give the right answer to the problem or the reason that it happens because there is no right answer yet and nobody can be sure that they know the cause....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Youth Violence - Fear of youth violence is a constant concern by millions of people all over the world. Kids seem to take up more and more space of crimes that are usually committed by adults over the age of 18. "Statistics confirm that more horrendous crimes are being committed by increasingly younger children" (Levine 27). These crimes committed by youth's are caused by many different reasons: Poverty, neighborhoods, schools, parents, and TV, are the main concerns. But what is in most people's minds is what we can do to help prevent this violence....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Youth Violence - Youth Violence Violence is a learned behavior. Children often experience violence for the first time in their lives in their homes or in the community. This first taste of violence may include their parents, family members or their friends. Studies have shown that children who witness violent acts, either as a victim or as a victimizer, are more likely to grow up to become involved in violence. During our second weekend class, we talked specifically about violence and youth. For many young people who have already developed a pattern of violent behavior, the probability that this way of life will endure into their adult lives is very likely....   [tags: Papers Children Child Violent] 696 words
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Youth Violence - Youth Violence Ever since the terrible tragedy at Columbine High School, there has been a numerous list of recent school shootings in America. Youth violence is a major issue in today’s society. Many people dread what causes adolescents to be so violent, committing horrible crimes. There are many wonders that go around about why young adolescents commit such violent crimes. These questions vary from why kids take guns to school, or how do we know if they are putting others in danger, what signs are there, what should be looked at, and what can be done to stop these acts of violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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Exposure of Violence to Youth - Television, a staple in the homespun lifestyle, has served to be the primary form of entertainment in a typical household for many years now as modern technology continues to develop and cultivate society’s approach towards improvement in all aspects of our life economically, politically, and socially. However, concerns regarding the endangerment of the youth to exposure of violence in the media in the form of television and video games have led many to question whether there is a correlation between watching violence on television and a child’s demeanor....   [tags: media, behavior, images, factor, correlation] 736 words
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Youth Violence: The Problem is Not As Big As It Seems - Youth Violence Reality Check: The Problem’s Not as Big as it Seems Violence is a never-ending problem that our society has battled with since the beginning of time. To most people, the most ridiculous and most noticeable violence is adolescent crime. While these crimes committed by children and adolescents fascinate the public and generate a great deal of media attention, youth violence is actually less serious than reported. Fifteen people are dead, twenty-three wounded in the worst school massacre in history....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Possible Solutions to the Youth Violence Problem - Possible Solutions to the Youth Violence Problem The birds are chirping, the sun is beaming down through the clouds, and you can hear the shrieks of excitement from the neighborhood park. Walking down the street, you envision raising your family on this picture-perfect street. As the vision becomes more and more detailed, however, the shot of a gun rings out from the distance. You duck behind a parked car, wondering where the bullet came from and why. Looking around, you are shocked to see a group of adolescents standing around another child, this one laying lifeless on the ground....   [tags: Solutions Essays] 1546 words
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Media Violence and the Effects on Youth - Media Violence and the Effects on Youth “The more children see of violence, the more numb they are to the deadly consequences of violence. Now, video games like ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Killer Instinct,’ and ‘Doom,’ the very game played obsessively by the two young men who ended so many lives in Littleton, make our children more active participants in simulated violence” (“Quotes: Media Violence”). These are the words of former President Bill Clinton, just days after the tragic Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado....   [tags: aggressive behavior, psychological analysis]
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Argumentative Essay: Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence - Our nation has changed over the years. There is no question about that. The generation that my grandfather grew up in during the 1930’s and 1940’s has often been called “The Greatest Generation” (Brokaw). Why is my generation not talked about for our inventions and advances in technology. Maybe that the downfall of our generation has been the media and the influence it has on the public. There is no doubt that the media can spin a story into a shocking and scary account produced solely on the intent to sell....   [tags: Violence, Video Games] 1449 words
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Violence and America's Troubled Youth - ... Other factors that seem to be heavily weighted but are dismissed when figuring out the motive and psyche of these individuals committing these acts are the shooter’s social rejection, feelings of alienation at school, and depression, all were treated mostly as minor factors compared to video games (206). Bullying and mental illnesses should be factored into this equation as well. There has been numerous cases on the psychological effects that bullying has on a person, most perpetrators were in fact victimized in school prior to the acts of violence....   [tags: video games, technology]
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Gang Violence - In society most people feel safe and do not have a sense of urgency that something appalling will transpire around them. Although these people may hear about the surplus of current events going on around the world today that may be abysmal they tend to not care because they perceive that it will not arise around their home. Gang violence in youths is a prominent problem around numerous portions of the world today. Youths are forced to go along with the engagements taken place in the gang which can be cataclysmic to society and themselves....   [tags: Society, Youth, Violence]
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The Music Industry and Teen Violence - The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we. This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. old student named Daniel Marcha. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault com...   [tags: Music Media Youth Violence] 486 words
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American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence - American History X and the Epidemic of Youth Violence Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, But now am found, Was blind but now I see. --Shaker hymn James Garbarino (1999) discusses the boys who are lost and ways that they can learn to see again in his book Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. He takes an in depth look at what he calls the "epidemic of youth violence" in America in order to determine its causes and origins....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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"Who Shot Johnny?": A Portrait of Youth Violence - Who Shot Johnny. As humans we strive to live in a utopian environment, free of elements of aggression, greed, and violence. Most of us try to live a healthy and satisfying life, gaining from opportunities that we have sought and worked hard for. We take life as it comes, and we accept the challenges and difficulties that life puts out as we continue on no matter how hard it gets. However, there are a multitude of people who tend to think that life is just too hard and that they should be handed everything on a silver platter....   [tags: Personal Essays] 849 words
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The Identifying Factors in the Development of Aggression and Violence in Youth Today - The Identifying Factors in the Development of Aggression and Violence in Youth Today Tragic events like the shootings at Columbine High School capture public attention and concern, but are not typical of youth violence. Most adolescent homicides are committed in inner cities and outside of school. They most frequently involve an interpersonal dispute and a single victim. On average, six or seven youths are murdered in this country each day. Most of these are inner-city minority youths. Such acts of violence are tragic and contribute to a climate of fear in schools and communities....   [tags: Aggression Violence Crime Teenagers Essays] 3979 words
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The Effect of TV Violence on Youth - The Effect of TV Violence on Youth In this essay I will assess whether violence on television causes violence in society. This is such a common claim that most people believe that it simply must be true. However there is no proof although some sociologists suggest that there is a relationship between the two. Teenagers are constantly being bombarded with so-called ‘parental warnings’ and ‘film certificates’ which intend to provide us with guidance on what we should and should not be watching, if it be on the box or at the cinema....   [tags: Papers] 934 words
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Domestic Violence towards Queer Youth - ... Violence that fits the definition of physical abuse can arise in manners that one may not expect: namely, restriction of movement (such as restraining the victim or preventing entrance or exit from a space), locking the victim out of a space (like a car or a house) or refusal to provide the victim with necessary medication or medical treatment. This sort of violence is extremely problematic, as it can damage not only a queer person’s physical health, but his/her/their emotional and mental health as well....   [tags: physical abuse, injustices] 1596 words
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Violence in Youth Sports - Violence in Youth Sports A calm Saturday afternoon at the sports fields, wind blowing, sun shining down, not a cloud in the sky. This is quite possible the perfect day, that is, until they start. The one parent in the back of the crowd or off to the side, the one that argues every call, screams at their own child, and even goes so far as to taunt the other team’s players. This once scarce phenomenon of parents getting out of control has escalated to new levels not only in the number of incidents, but also in the level of severity of these incidents....   [tags: essays papers]
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Out of Control: Violence in Youth Sports - Out of Control: Violence in Youth Sports On Tuesday March 9, high school students and families exited the Chelmsford Forum following the Eastern Massachusetts’ Division 1 North hockey championship. Those rooting St. John’s (Shrewsbury) departed satisfied that their 13th-seeded Pioneers are heading to the FleetCenter for a chance at the state title. Heavily favored Matignon (Cambridge), however, came out on the short end of the 4-2 final. A heated argument amongst fans escalated. Taunting ensued....   [tags: Crime Athletics Papers] 2054 words
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Does Violence in Video Games Contribute to Misconduct in Youth - ... However, it is becoming increasingly popular because it is the type of theme that game industries push for sales. Although there is a staggering amount of research on both sides of the argument, neither side can agree that there is a definite link to youth violence and violent games. Those who say there is reasonable evidence in video games and violence, believe that there is a connection. “Video game advocates contend that a majority of the research on the topic is deeply flawed and that no causal relationship has been found between video games and social violence” (Do Violent Video Games Contribute)....   [tags: psychological analysis]
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Video Game Violence: A Detriment to Our Youth? - Video games have changed a lot since the introduction of Pong in 1972. Violent scenarios have become a mainstay in the new era of massively popular video games. Just take a look at the $800 million Grand Theft Auto 5 earned in just 24 hours of its release in 2013 (TIME). Video games have become a mainstay in the American household with nearly 52% of households claiming that they own at least one console from the current generation in 2012 (Juba). With the magnitude of popularity that violent video games are facing these days, it is no wonder that they have come under great scrutiny by many social scientists and parents alike....   [tags: violent scenario, death race]
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Television Violence is Brainwashing Americas Youth - Over many years of research, studies have found that the television violence has increased. Certain “role model” type characters initiate most of these violent behaviors. These are usually very aggressive incidents and they very often include humor. “The average American preschooler who watches mostly cartoons is exposed to over 500 high-risk portrayals of violence each year” (DeGaetano). Youth violence has been growing throughout the years. Some effects noticeable in children are mean behavior towards others, aggressive actions while playing with classmates and toys, and also fear....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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Brutal Legacies: Media Violence and America's Youth - It’s been a recent cover story in America’s newspapers and televised reports: Crazed Gunman Kills Self and Others on Shooting Rampage. Upon the conclusion of this event, follow up stories connect the gunman’s unstable mind with a near endless amount of hours playing Call of Duty. One of the most recent shootings at Sandy Hooks Elementary School, was is affiliated with Call of Duty being the cause of the killer’s spree. This casual connection of violent media, especially video games, has turned out to be nothing but a scapegoat for the governors and congressmen, an excuse to pass a bill restricting the access of these games to minors....   [tags: call of duty, violent video games, mass shooting]
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Media Violence - Helping Youth Understand Death - Media Violence: Helping Youth Understand Death   We've all heard it before. Blame it on TV, or the movies. If a child bludgeons another child to death with a wrench or shoots a classmate, it is the violent TV programs that they watch which are to blame, not the parents or the supervisors who are supposed to be there to make sure their kids do the right thing. How far is it true that the media is responsible for trivialising death and violence, thus causing the children of America to go out on shooting rampages, or kids in Britain to murder innocent toddlers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Preventing Violent Crime: Stopping Gang Membership - Introduction: Every year in the United States there are over one million violent crimes that occur. Of those one million violent crimes, an average of forty eight percent of them have been associated with gangs or individual gang members. (FBI) The gangs that are producing these high violent crime rates are not concentrated in one area but rather spread throughout the hearts of cities all across the country. In addition these gangs are not stagnant, but rather are growing in numbers every year by enticing young minority men time and time again to join their ranks....   [tags: Urban Youth, Violence, Anti-gang Programs]
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Video Game Violence Has a Negative Effect on Today's Youth - Video Game Violence Has a Negative Effect on Today's Youth One of the main causes that make individuals more violent in real life is playing video games. Most violent video games show violence as a positive thing not a negative one. When aggression occurs in a video game, the player is not punished but awarded. This shows them that violence is okay and that if they try that situation in real life, they will also be rewarded. “In a study of video games, in 98 percent of them aggression went unpunished” ( Studies have shown that children that play teen- mature rated games for least 40 minutes a day may witness over 180 incidents of aggression per day or 5400 incidents per month....   [tags: Persuasive, Argument, Video Games, Grand Theft Aut] 485 words
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Violet Medias Impact on Children - Although violence is not a new concept in society, it has become a much bigger issue than in years past. An increase in violent tendencies can be attributed to many factors including media violence. Mass violent attacks have become much more prevalent and violence amongst youths (the main demographic of violent media) is on the rise. The causes of violence are multifactorial, and range from mental health illness to one’s family life at home. But research has shown that violent media also plays an important role in triggering violent behavior....   [tags: media, violence, youth, behavior] 1183 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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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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Violence In American Media Influencing Australian Youth - American music, films and video games have had a great impact on Australian citizens, particularly on young people. These American media products have got negative messages that have been invited to the audiences to engage in. Violent crimes is one of them. As American media continues to take the minds of the innocent and vulnerable, it becomes over powering and Australians are being flooded with negative violent messages. This is influencing Australians to believe that to be a tough, rough criminal is the new in thing and crime rates are escalating rapidly....   [tags: Media] 1490 words
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Gun Violence and Operation Ceasefire - Gun violence in youth has become much more prevalent. Today’s youth are more likely to turn to guns to solve their problems with bullies or to help them to fight a mental illness. Kids are taking guns from their parents or are just going to the streets and buying the guns from random people. Although there are jurisdictions that have started to use gun violence programs to help combat these issues the programs are not found everywhere and are not going to work forever. One such program that we will learn about later on is Operation Ceasefire....   [tags: youth and guns]
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Youth and Gun Control - ... Others may just be very fascinated by violence, firearms, death, or any sort of weapons (Thomas Reuters, 2013). Which is horribly dangerous. If your child has a fascination with harm or firearms, you need to keep all weapons locked up and hid the key. Youth Violence Every year more children are introduced to the idea of harm and violence amongst others. What if it was your child who pulled the trigger on another child or a trigger was pulled on your child, what would you want to be done so that nothing like would ever happen again....   [tags: Violence, Bullying]
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Violent Media’s Effect on Youth - There is no doubt that mass media impacts the people who consume it. While the media was originally designed to inform people, it has now become so much more. Modern media, especially in the area of violence, can have effects on the viewer’s behavior. Unfortunately the negative effects associated with the progression in the media’s communication technology, have begun to outweigh the positive impact of this representation of media. Media is both an important and time-consuming aspect of modern child’s life due to the fact that children from ages eight to eighteen spend about 44.5 hours a week (6.5 hours a day) partaking in media....   [tags: Violence]
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Juvenile Violence Prevention Policies - Death is a constant of all living organisms. An individual could attempt to avoid it; however, death will catch up to him. The youth will inherit the world from the adults. It is necessary for society to nurture these juveniles; however, the former Princeton Professor John Dilulio’s super predator theory triggered moral panic of public fear of juveniles. School officials started to target schools with large minority populations, transforming them into a prison environment. Schools started to punish students outside of the norm set by school officials....   [tags: prevents youth from succeeding, criminilizes youth] 615 words
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The Influence of Media on Youth - An outsider looking in could see that America's society has much work to be done. Today's youth focuses on nothing but the media and how to be the next Kim Kardashian or Lil Wayne. The media, 9 out of 10 times, is a negative device used to convince younger minds what it means to be beautiful, cool, popular, or anything else someone younger may want to strive to become. The media attacks younger minds because they are more vulnerable and open to believing what they see. The issue with the media is becoming bigger and bigger because we as Americans don't take time to teach the youth right from wrong, we rely on the media to do the job....   [tags: youth, TV programs, media]
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Television is a Bad Influence on Today's Youth - Technology is a great accessory that millions of people use regularly in everyday life. Television could be the most-used technological commodity of all. Hundreds of millions of people now have at least one television in their home. In addition, there continue to be more TVs per home than people in the U.S.- in 2014 the average U.S. home had only 2.5 people vs 2.86 television sets. Although television seems like a great thing to have, it has its drawbacks. Television can negatively effect people, particularly kids....   [tags: TV Media Violence]
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Gangs and Violence in the United States - ... Young teens are a popular commodity within the streets where gangs are dominant. Often times these gangs recruit young teens to establish a numbers game to try to out numbers rival gangs in case of a mass gang war. Other reasons the youth are targeted is to do the gangs dirty work whether it requires a young member to execute a hit, rob a rival member, or steal from an innocent person to provide for the gang. Teens that join gangs are easy to manipulate because they feel like they have a burden of pleasing the more established members so they will do anything possible to gain a reputation....   [tags: youth, provide, protect, crimes, turf] 812 words
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Youth Participation In Gangs - Youth participation in gangs actually decreased from 1996 to 2004, but the violence within these gangs has not. Homicides committed by youth gang members still remain as a monumental problem across the United States of America. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention reported in its 2004 survey of youth gangs that there were an estimated 760,000 gang members that year. Many of the kids affiliated with gangs come from lower income, single parent homes; therefore, the youths of America often turn to gangs to fill the void of not being part of a “family”....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]
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The Effects of Media Violence on Teenagers - Media Violence has been discussed and debated for many years. Authors, such as Jonathan L. Freedman reveal issues that reveal how corporate storytellers are less concerned with imparting positive cultural values than they are with making great sums of money. These multimillion-dollar corporations know violence is a major profit boost and use it indiscriminately to increase their income. Unfortunately, among the consumers of this unwarranted violence are young children and teenagers who observe and absorb its content....   [tags: Violence ]
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Escalation of Violence - The dramatic escalation of violence committed by and against people is shocking (Eron et al., 1994). Although according to Federal Bureau of Investigation, the murder rate in the year 2009 dropped almost 7.2 percent in comparison of the murder rate of 2008. Similarly crime rate of crimes like rape and assault had been decreased up to 4.2 percent each and crime rates of robbery and burglary fell by 1.7 percent and 4.2 percent respectively (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009) but still the violence among the youth has increased sharply....   [tags: Violence] 1810 words
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What lies in the future of our youth? - What lies in the future of our youth. Do we really know. The beliefs should be believed that we have the power to mold the minds of our children, that we have to take any steps necessary to make sure that the mold is something that we would like to see in our up and coming youth molded into, and that we cannot allow this mold to be broken. Our basic survival depends on those minds of our youth that we need to take the time to mold today. Youth delinquency is a massively growing problem in the United States today....   [tags: Persuasive, Youth Delinquency] 2614 words
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The City of Columbus to Save Its Youth - Columbus to save its Youth The United States is no stranger to crime, unfortunately there has been an increased amount of criminal activity in the city of Columbus. The most drastic increase in criminal activity has been among teens as young as thirteen, and are usually commited during after school hours. The city of Columbus has made attempts to be proactive in reducing the crime rate in with little success. Many residents believe that increased punishment for adolescent crimes is the proper measure that needs to be taken....   [tags: increase in youth crime rates]
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Video Game's Violent Effect on Youth - Imagine this you’re a parent reading quietly in a room, then you hear shouting and stop coming from your child’s room. You normally well behaved child is screaming and shouting after losing a games in call of duty, and you are wondering why he is acting like this. What you might not realize is that it could be the violent video game affecting his behavior. The effects of violent video games in youth have devastating effects on them. These effects can range from violent behavior to acting out in school, and even possibly maybe even crime....   [tags: Video Games, Violence, Negative Effects]
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Violence of Video Games - The overconsumption of things that we assume are not harmful to us can result in death or very close to it, such as Vitamin b, codeine, alcohol, and water. What do all of these have in common. All of these can either kill you, or become very harmful to your well being if you consume too much of it. We could certainly compare the “overconsumption” of video games with violence to the above with added danger. The fact that video games are addictive as can be seen by anyone with experience of playing or the people in our lives who fell under the spell of video games....   [tags: Violence ]
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Youth Crime in Canada - Few social issues get as much media attention as youth crime. Statistics Canada reported a 3% increase in crimes committed by 12- to 17-yearolds between 2005 and 2006. In the last 15 years, the rate of violent crimes among young people has increased by 30% (Youth crime, 2008). From gangland-style killings in Vancouver to the senseless beating of an elderly woman in Hali-fax, Canadian cities are struggling with a wave of youth crime that was unimaginable a couple of decades ago. According to Statistics Canada, most Canadians believe that youth crime is on the rise and 77% believe that the sentencing of young offenders is too lenient (Youth crime, 2005)....   [tags: Sports, Violence, Gangs]
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