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.
When you watch something so much it becomes a part of your life. You do not know the difference of it being “real” or just “TV.” In conclusion, violence in the media has been a growing problem for quite awhile. Mass media has the power to reach and influence almost every American. Radio, newspaper, and television are all means by which media reaches people. Through means of mass media, mostly television, violence is reaching Americas youth and turning our culture into a violent hungry society.
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.
Most of them are little kids. TV shows the news, tries to make us buy certain things, and it also shows violence. The only thing that it can do is replace written materials (Got that to). The bad thing is that these violent shows are dangering our society. Certain things on TV and movies have inspired people (I could think of any other word to use so I used theirs) to set their wives on fire, lie down in the middle of the roads, rape, steal, murder, and to do shootings.
Introduction Violent media influence on the attitudes and behaviour of young people has been a hot topic of debate for decades. Critics say that violence in television, movies, and video games, desensitizes children to real effects that violence has on society and themselves. The problem is that teenagers tend to act on the behaviour seen in the television shows they watch and the video games they play every day. They shoot someone in a video game and not be able to distinguish that it is morally wrong to kill someone but to influence every day it does not affect them and they will grow up and be a savage. This subject is debated because of the profound effect that violence can in the future of society.
The media is overrun by people with a great deal of power, or so they think. Media violence can be demonstrated physically or even emotionally through someone hiding behind a wall; predators online torment other people and cause violence because they may feel insecure about themselves as an individual. The media is everywhere, it can never be avoided. Media in today's world has changed dramatically from when the first computer had even came out. Today, there are a variety of forms of media that can help deliver violence and wrongdoing to us and those around us.
Others say, and this is backed up with factual evidence, that violence that is seen on television, in the movies and in video games is directly linked to the violence in society. Either way, there is too much violence in the mass media and the outcome of this can in no way, shape or form be of a positive nature. Violence has become an ordinary way to be entertained, settle arguments, or blow off steam. Violence results when many different things come together, and we know that violence in the media is one of those things. Children spend more in a week time watching TV than doing anything else, other than sleeping.
Violence in the Media In my essay I will be examining the controversy of violence levels in the media. Although there are many people who express the opinion that there is way too much violence in television for example, there are just as many who feel differently. Without viewer statistics, television would not be what it is. The viewers choose what they want to watch and that is taken into consideration. The more people tune into high violence-filled programs, the higher the ratings for violence become.
America: Freedom and Violence Imagine the emotionless testimony of a violent youngster, who may not realize he is fingering an accomplice as he quickly excuses his violent act, ¡§Oh I don¡¦t know. I just saw it on TV.¡¨ Countless acts of senseless violence in the past few decades have led our society to believe that although freedom of speech is a trait that separates America from many other countries, it has also made us more brutal. Media outlets such as television, movies, and music have had a major impact on our nation. The outlets can allow us to be creative, make money, and have fun. The downside is when it leads to homicide, suicide, and other serious crimes.
Violence in video games is a topic that has always been talked about. It is said that violent video games are one of the largest causes of many violent crimes. Because of its tremendous controversy of whether it’s true or not I decided to do my research on this topic. In Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, Ralph E. Hanson questions whether video games are even considered a “mass medium” (247) and then comes to a conclusion that it is. Like Hanson I also happen to believe that its part of mass media for various reasons.