Jones begins the article by reliving his own past: His parents were both very conservative people and did not want him to watch violent television, play video games, or read comic books. He felt powerless, shy, and miserable because he could not fit in with the crowd of boys due to his timid nature. It was not until he was allowed to read the Incredible Hulk comic book did he begin to change completely. He started to become completely obsessed with comic b...
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...rs of violent media like me. Children should watch it in moderation because it is of utmost importance for them to be able to express emotions like anger in a safe manner.
Gerard Jones article was well written and he states some very good arguments that are hard to disagree with. However, due to the fact that I have a huge personal background relating to this article, I could point out that it was flawed in some aspect because he failed to consider the consequences of too much violent media for children, and does not offer a solution such as why the parents need to play a role for the child using violent media to help express and manage emotions such as anger. Therefore, while violent media does benefit children emotionally, it will be not helpful to them if they do are not exposed to it in moderation and parents are not there to help teach them the values of it.
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