In the youth culture it's a major factor that is resulting in an increase rate of criminal activity since society is manipulated by the imagery they are viewing, resulting in them mimicking the portrayals displayed by the media. We also hope that our research will somehow create an awareness to teenagers out there on the dangerous effects of media violence in their everyday life. The government should also take actions in controlling the content of media by that are shown on the media so that it wouldn’t be easily exposed to the young mind and teenagers.
Not only are children’s senses being corrupted, but adults’ are also being affected. Exposure to mediocre behavior in media is an over looked disadvantage. In the article entitled, “Peer Pressure, Media Fuel Youth Violence”, by Susie L. Morris, she implies that, “Myers-Walls observes the new reality television trend instills in youth a sense of ‘unreality’ that is void of any consequences for actions” (2). She is explaining how violence on television is causing today’s youth to think won’t have consequences for their actions because the cast members don’t. The vulgar behaviors of the casts of movies and TV shows are mimicked by people, and the issue is being unrealized by many.
The Effect of Violence in the Media on Children Television, movies, and video games are a big part of children’s lives in today’s technologically advanced society. However, there is a big controversy questioning the effects of these media outlets on children. Much of society claims to have proof for the belief that media violence affects children negatively. However, I am skeptical of the evidence that is stated to prove that claim. I feel that society has placed the blame on these mediums for the violent acts, however serious or trivial, that children commit way too easily, before they even begin to examine the parenting of today’s society.
Media violence has a strong influence on children and teenagers here in America. There are tons of media violence such as video games, televisions, music videos, and the internet. Research showed the evidence that the exposure to violent films, video games, and music is increasing the violence and aggression from teenagers and children. Children are more likely to imitate the violence from the television. The process of imitating is a social learning theory.
When violence is glorified by the culture, as it is in America, it becomes easier to understand why our country is plagued by a wave of teen violence. Violence is similar to a disease, that is slowly infecting our children. If not dealt with it will continue to spread and infect more and more individuals. As teens fight their way through adolescence, they are vulnerable to influences and pressures around them. When their environment is full of hatred, neglect, and poverty, where guns are present along with drug abuse, and unemployment, teenagers will adapt to its savage ways.
Due to its negative affects upon society, I believe the government should further restrict music that has been specified as dangerous to the well being of the listeners. Contrary to many assumptions, modern youth is not protected enough from harmful music, even though ther... ... middle of paper ... ... new laws to help harmful media reach younger listeners and viewers. New laws would essentially create a better future for society's youth. They would help prevent children from learning violent acts through example, and keep innocent people from being offended by foul language. The lyrical content of modern music has had a noticeable affect on the actions of all society.
If parents do not monitor what their children are watching, then the media will have a great impact on their children’s life. Most people when analyzing this issue tend to focus on drugs, sex, and violence in terms of the television media. How ridiculous though, it would be to forcibly say that television is the sole cause of changing behavior and attitudes in children. More apropos it would be to ascertain which types of imagery, programs, and activities are more likely to alter a child’s behavior and determine which of these appear on television. “A recent study at UCLA reported on the percentages of unrealistic outcomes displayed on TV shows.
Thou Media as proved to be beneficial by educating, entertaining and informing us, it has also have its downfall, to cause many bad influences to the younger audience. Media has influenced us to conduct bad behavior, breed violence among teens and fear to the public, thus causing a lot of negative conflicts among ourselves. Television, Music, Internet, and more, are just some of the media exposure that needs to be censored and controlled. Media needs to be restricted, so that it doesn’t expose certain content to the wrong audience. Therefore media should be censored, so that we are able to protect our children from certain media exposure.
Music and Media Can Be Detrimental to Children Parents will argue that other people are the reason their children are violent and usually take absolutely none of the blame, when in reality they should be taking a lot of the blame for violence among children. I believe media as a whole, including television, radio, movies, video games, news, etc, can be very detrimental to society and leads to a lot of this violence among children with which we are dealing. I was always taught what goes in your head has to eventually come out, so shouldn't you put in only good stuff? "Critics claim that music negatively affects teenagers by repeatedly exposing them to themes such as Satanism, substance abuse, murder, suicide, and sexual violence, which may be heavily reinforced and normalized by the frequency of their portrayal" ("Youth and Violent Music"). I think there are too many television shows that run between the hours of three and five in the afternoon, which is when most children watch television, that make violence their main theme.
A media panic or often referred to as a moral panic, is a term that describes how the media is formulating issues amongst our society. Over time, our culture has shifted and caused for many conclusions regarding media panics and the relationship between youth and the media culture. Based upon previous knowledge and course readings, I have drawn a very disturbing conclusion; this being that no matter what age, children are willing or non willingly now under surveillance to determine what kind of role media is playing in their lives. With what I have gathered from the readings and class lectures, most authors strongly believe that different forms of media directly influence children's thinking or perception. What authors and researchers continue to imply is that there is a direct correlation to what youth today see on different forms of media and their behaviours.