Most of society believes it is just used for entertainment, nothing else. Others believe, with the recent shootings and bombings, that the violent media links to theses events. Violence in media is just a risk factor that can cause aggressive behavior among observers. So to an extent, violent media does cause violence in real life; however, knowing the difference between reality and fantasy is also a factor. Music is a form of media that plays a huge role.
Many people, including government officials, have singled out television, video games, and movies as itthe cause of some types of violence simply because it is an easy target for laying the blame. The truth is that these three media sources are nowhere near the actual causes for acts of violence and other crimes. Studies on the issue are, at best, inconclusive on the issue. Many people believe that television, movies, and video games are the cause of crime because they don’t know the facts on the issue. They single them out because they have violent images and suggestive themes and therefore believe that these will create violence in real life.
We actually fear sudden, unexpected, undeserved chaos, pointless suffering at the hands of brutal barbarians. This fear of random violence shapes many of our reactions to contemporary social life (Best, preface). The media tends to present crime in a way that we view it as a melodrama; in which we have the bad guys/villains who target innocent victims. The melodramatic view distorts the nature of the crime. Presenting crimes this way to the public (Best, preface-12) has other outcomes too, such as increasing the journalists’ audience, promoting specific causes for politicians and their alliances.
So why wouldn't it affect real life, why wouldn't it cause violence both at home and abroad. There are many increasing reports of violence around the world. Media violence is often listed as a top reason Unfortunately, they have little knowledge of the consequences of their actions. Some people claim that the impact of media violence turns adolestens into criminals, or victims. In addion, they say that our society already has so much violence that it's no wonder large amount of people like to watch violent movies or games.
The high amount of violence contained in each game has risen one question to the surface of everyone’s mind, can media violence lead to the real thing? Even though we are continuously surrounded by violent films and games, most people would say violent media leads to a violent lifestyle, but I myself do not believe that. Jim Carrey, a famous actor and comedian, is one who believes exposure to media violence can lead to the real thing. According to an article in the New York Times
Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics depict different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence exposed in the media. Many studies have made the claim that the media is responsible for much of the violence seen in the world we live in. However, people have choices and responsibilities we cannot allow ourselves to blame it on other things such as the media. The violence seen in our media has an impact on both adults and children.
Western society is interested in conflict, and enjoys being a third party audience to such violence. The problem with this is that by consuming too much violence through th... ... middle of paper ... ...duce more violent behavior from their audiences. The governments of the Western world cannot altogether prohibit the media from showing violence to their citizens, but they can impose more strict limitations on the amount of violence shown and to which audiences. More mature audiences can handle violent content better than younger, more impressionable audiences. Bibliography American Psychological Association Website www.apa.org/journals/xap/xap44291.html Anderson Ph.D., Craig “Exposure to Violent Media: The Effects of Songs with Violent Lyrics on Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings” Iowa State University.
Media violence negatively affects society because it influences the imitation of aggressive behavior. Studies have shown that playing a large amount of violent video games, movies, and listening to violent aggressive music may come off as a non-threatening form of entertainment but it can be very damaging and harmful to a person’s health. Violent thoughts grip the mind of even the most intelligent person, with that people fall victim to violent activity. “ For at least two decades experts have warned that television, movies, and other entertainment media are desensitizing young people to violence and death.”(Reisman). Reisman is stating that younger adolescents are more influenced to perform violent activity after playing a violent video game than a mature adult.
Today, there are a variety of forms of media that can help deliver violence and wrongdoing to us and those around us. Many people see the media as both, a good and bad. Even some of our country's most famous faces avoid the media because of tabloids. Celebrities are a prime example of how something good can become distorted in the Media. Video games are one of the main causes of violence in our society.
The third effect cause people having wrong perception of the world. Overmuch, media violence cause people believe violence is everywhere and lead them to do violent behaviors. Now, media is needful for people’s society; however, media is full of violence, many empirical studies have demonstrated that media violence indirectly instigates violent and aggressive behavior and aggressive thoughts. Media violence affects negative, and it cause many severe problem to people’s society. Media violence leads people to have violent behavior.