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.
Fortunately, government officials and television networks have taken steps to limit the amount of violence on TV. They too have recognized the direct link between television viewing and violence. In this paper I’m going to go ... ... middle of paper ... ...eased levels of violence on television they develop sort of a mean world syndrome. This leads the children to perceive the world as much more cruel and sinister than it really is. Many children might grow up being afraid of the world because of the violence that they see in the many hours that they spend watching television.
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.
After that happens they begin to have a hunger for more violence in entertainment and in real life. Media violence is especially damaging to young children between ages 8 and under. The reason for that is because they cannot tell the difference between the real life and their dreams. Some images on the TV and movies may seem so real to them that is might traumatize them (I go...
Numerous studies indicating the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that young people are becoming desensitized to the real world often learning aggressive behaviors by imitating the violence they observe on television, and sometimes identifying with certain characters, victims or victimizers. Many developmental links have been made between viewing televised violence and real life aggressive behaviors. Does watching violence on television really harm young children? Most experts say ... ... middle of paper ... ..., L.R. and L.D.
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.
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.
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.
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. There are people who say the movies and videos are just taking what they see in real life and putting them into their games or movies. Either way, there is too much violence in the mass media and the outcome of this can in no way, shape or form be a good one. When a child commits a violent act, the crime is often blamed on the television prog... ... middle of paper ... ...ens-health/1529-media-violence-effect-on-children-experts-debate.html. 1 April 2013.
The third effect is known as the Mean World Syndrome, which theorizes that as a result of the amount of violence seen on television and also the context and social perspective portrayed through the media, certain individuals develop a belief that the world is a bad and dangerous place, and begin to fear violence and victimization in real life (A.A.P. 2001). The effect of the media on young children is especially salient. Young children often learn how to act and behave from what they observe at home, from the adults and older peers they come in contact with, and from what they see on television.