Children are more likely to act out at the school with other children in violent act because of what they learned from media. Children believe that it is the right approach to get what they desire by being aggressive. Thus, Americans are constantly exposed to violence when they turn on television and movies that are filled with shooting or other violence. Dues to majority of exposure, we change our perspectives on violence itself. We need to understand that the exposure at such young age alter our values and norms.
It is nearly possible to avoid violent media in today’s culture. No matter what measures parents take, their children will be exposed to violence. There are countless studies that research the correlation between violent media consumption and aggressive behavior. Most of them finding that there is a connection between the two. With the increase in violent video games, movies, and television, many believe that children are at risk of becoming violent and aggressive which could stunt their development.
Introduction Violent video games are special games, which negatively influences to the attitude and behavior. These video games are popular between children and teenagers. Since 1980-s years violent games are in political discussion. Because when teenagers usually play violent video games, they are becoming aggressive and then they face with psychological problems. For this, some people claim that violent games are harmful for society and they affect to behavior and health.
Aggressive behavior is the first example of violence in the media. Aldridge argues that, teens who watch violent movies may behave in an aggressive way towards others for example bullying and fighting in school. This is important because there are high risks of teenage developing into aggressive behavior that may last into adulthood if they are not being supervised on what they see on TV (2010). Fearful of the world may also occur for those who watch violence television programs. According to children and television violence, teens that are being over exposed to violent on television may worry about becoming a target of violence.
According to Strasburger and Grossman, (2001) the offenders of recent school shootings were exposed to and captivated by many different forms of violent media. Children are more susceptible to being influenced by their surroundings and, unlike adults, they cannot always distinguish between reality and fiction. Violent media has a clear, negative effect on the ... ... middle of paper ... ...hieve the same status as their idol. Overall, violent media places our children in unnecessary danger. There is no way to end violence in the media, but by understanding its effects on children, society can develop new ways to protect our youth.
Therefore, parents must become aware of the issue of violence in video games and monitor their children’s access to such games because history as well as numerous studies and statistics to have shown that they have negative effects on children, causing desensitization due to the exposure to such intense images. In the book “Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy,” the authors relay the general information concerning the history of violence in video games as well as the beginning of the issue of violence in video games (Anderson, Gentile, and Buckley 2007). They state that it was “during the 1990s that violent games truly
Therefore media should be censored, so that we are able to protect our children from certain media exposure. Media has become a very powerful tool. The combination between television, internet and videogames and more have blended in with many of our life styles despite how different we are. But at the same time there are many exposures by the media that shouldn’t be out there, causing young people to behave negatively. Many younger kids get their influence from television programs, such as violent cartoons, music videos, and movies.
It is up to the parent to monitor their children’s interaction with violent video games, discuss the negatives associated with applying violence to daily life and encourage other social engagements other than playing video games. Parents should familiarize themselves with the repercussions of playing violent video games and understand how they can protect their child from them.
Media: Source of Today's Violence? In recent years, intense scrutiny has come upon the entertainment industry with critics claiming that it has great influence on the minds of today’s youth. But, what exactly are the effects of such an influence? Certain people have exaggerated the effects that it plays on children. 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.
It is often said that if a child sees someone do something they will repeat that action. So if that is true, would a child who sees violence through media think it is reasonable to do the same in real life? For many it is not a surprise that research has found that media violence can lead to societal violence among adolescents. From the violent video games to the movies where it seems okay to use violence, the youth today is continually being exposed to these things. Our nation needs to look at issues like this closer to try and reduce or even stop shootings and violence due to the things adolescents view through media.