But, by censoring the images it will just make people want to see them more. Humans are inherently attracted to violence and if they can’t see it on television or in movies, they will go elsewhere to get it. Violent television, movies and especially video games offer a way to relieve stress without actually committing any crimes or hurting anyone. Before humans could see or engage in virtual violence, we... ... middle of paper ... ...rnment continues legislation on Capitol Hill on the V-Chip. This the government’s answer to controlling what kids can watch.
While the state of the mind and family life are both crucial contributors to the actions of children, it is wrong to rule out the influence of violent television programs. The thoughts in our minds turn into the words that we speak and the actions we imitate. If these thoughts are created by the violent images seen on TV, then the words we speak will become hateful and cruel and our actions will cause harm to those around us. That is why television should be held moderately responsible for the violent actions of children. They are promoting negative influences which in return will swarm the young, developing minds of children and create adults with immoral actions and emotions towards violent situations.
We need to understand that the exposure at such young age alter our values and norms. Children thinks violence is the normal thing. However, we need to prevent this from ongoing situations by taking control of the television in our households. When children or teenagers watch their favorite actors in TV shows or movies, actors use violence as solution. It changes symbolically.
I believe the media can have negative consequences on people in its portrayal of violence, but sometimes the use of violence is necessary to prove a point or to broadcast news. However, too much violence, especially senseless media violence, can become a very bad thing and affect people negatively. Van Der Molen’s article specifically focuses on the effects of children watching violent television news.... ... middle of paper ... ...levision should be re-done (“Report” 339). This view is interesting and I agree partly with what he is saying. However, how would this revamping of ratings occur?
Even watching cartoons children are getting exposed to violent behavior that, to them, directly translates to the real world. The violent media has the effect of confusion on children and directly effects how safe they feel, no matter where they are. The media will bring violence anywhere in the w... ... middle of paper ... ...tly affects they ways that children think it is acceptable to behave. The aggression, lack of sympathy toward others in pain, and fear of the world, is why there should be more restrictions on violence in the media. Works Cited Beresin, Eugene V. "The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions."
More literature and media should be censored for the public’s eyes. Children of recent years have been subjected to crude television that isn’t properly censored and could potentially influence them to act in unacceptable manners. Censorship is the act of suppressing unacceptable parts of literature and media. It is very often that censorship is used with literature or media because many people see parts of them that are inappropriate in their perspective. When people see them, they are disgusted and wish they didn't see what they had.
The violence seen in our media has an impact on both adults and children. Since children are also exposed to various forms of media, there has been additional concern for how they process and think about the violence they see, read or hear. Excessive exposure to media violence can also affect people in many ways as they can become disturbed and develop serious fears of being victimized in real life. Nevertheless, the entertainment industry and those in favour of the media argue that censoring these images or music will not solve the problems of a society, which is already violent. Many areas of the media contain violence in different forms.
Through my research I found television does pose as a major influence among children and does cause them demonstrate violent behavior. Television holds some responsibility to the increase of violence among our society, but the problem can be addressed by monitoring and limiting children’s viewing habits.
Violence on television can be harmful in more ways than one. On the one hand, kids will imitate what they watch, but kids are also very easily brainwashed. Children may get a false impression of what the world is really like. If all the children see is violence on television, then, of course, the children will be a little apprehensive about the world. All of the violence could also m... ... middle of paper ... ...e lack of exercise shows for children.
They are not only affecting young children’s lives everyday but they are affecting entire families as well. It’s scary to see the statistics of how these forms of mass communication are negatively affecting children everyday. Staying informed and knowing the preventative steps to take for both violence on television and cyberbullying is the best way to avoid being negatively affected by mass communication.