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Brutal Legacies: Media Violence and America's Youth - It’s been a recent cover story in America’s newspapers and televised reports: Crazed Gunman Kills Self and Others on Shooting Rampage. Upon the conclusion of this event, follow up stories connect the gunman’s unstable mind with a near endless amount of hours playing Call of Duty. One of the most recent shootings at Sandy Hooks Elementary School, was is affiliated with Call of Duty being the cause of the killer’s spree. This casual connection of violent media, especially video games, has turned out to be nothing but a scapegoat for the governors and congressmen, an excuse to pass a bill restricting the access of these games to minors....   [tags: call of duty, violent video games, mass shooting]
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Violence in Video Games - Violence in the media is a very complex subject; extracting what actually causes aggression and what is just arbitrary circumstance can be a very sticky process. For instance, as a recreational player of video games, I play what might be considered violent games (mostly an online "shoot 'em up" game called Counter-Strike) in the eyes of someone who perceives what I am doing as "killing" or as violent, but there in lies the problem: I make no association with the death, killing or violence. Yes, I realize that on the screen there are guns and that to someone unfamiliar with the game it might look like mindless killing, but for me, it is truly just a challenge, a very engrossing and difficult...   [tags: Media Violence] 1195 words
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Media Violence and Adolescents - Media Violence and Adolescents        A "hot topic" of discussions today is the issue of violence in the media.  After reading about the subject, I am convinced that media violence negatively affects the viewer.  The most susceptible are the young.   John Grisham wrote a powerful essay called "Unnatural Killers."  Since the writing of the essay, it has caught some flak from reviewers in light of his novel A Time to Kill. In this novel, the "good guy" kills.  The points he made in his essay, however, are still valid.  "Unnatural Killers" tells the dramatic story of Sarah Edmondson and Benjamin Darras's killing spree.  Sarah and Ben killed one person and seriously injured another.  Sarah...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Censorship of Media Violence - Censorship of the media is a hotly contested topic. The public has declared that there is excessive violence portrayed on television and that this violence ultimately negatively affects viewers, especially children. Censorship is the regulation and control of information and ideas that are circulated among people within a society. It refers to the examination of electronic and print media for the purposes of altering and/or suppressing parts of the media thought to be inappropriate and/or offensive (Microsoft Encarta 97) The implication of censorship is that it is necessary for the protection of the viewing public....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1371 words
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Media Violence Against Women - Media Violence Against Women       In the United States, as well as throughout the majority of the world, people are bombarded with information on a daily basis.  The majority of the information that it seen or heard is a direct result of someone  aiming the information at the masses.  Whether it is a company that would like us to buy it's product, or a newspaper that would have us believe a certain "fact" that they are reporting, someone has decided how the information will be presented.  This notion brings me to the issue of how our society perpetuates violence against women through the use of the media and television shows.  I would argue that, because we are socialized on a daily basi...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Misconceptions of Media Violence - The sense of what is right and wrong comes from within and is not influenced by what is showed on television, or any other source of media for that matter. Advertising a product such as a George Forman grill is one thing... I myself have fallen for countless ads and sales pitches, but to use the media as a scapegoat for drug addiction, rape, and even murder is unfair and quite ridiculous. One might be influenced to buy a cologne, or a grill, but to be influenced to kill someone because of a violent show or song is non-sense....   [tags: Current Events] 1195 words
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The Effects of Violence in the Media - ... Certain violent events are "catalyzed" by stressful environmental circumstances, requiring less stress needed to catalyze violence in individuals with a greater chance of violence susceptibility. While some studies suggest that children may learn aggression from viewing others, some research suggests that violence in the media has no effect on aggression of children. There is a theory about violence in the media called the moral panic theory. This theory states that concerns about new violence in the media are historical and cyclical....   [tags: television, news, moral panic] 928 words
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Entertainment, Media and Desensitization - People of the 21st century have reached a point where violence such as the shooting of John F. Kennedy is being viewed as nothing more but entertainment. There is not one day in the year where graphical violence is not being viewed in some way or the other. Violence has grown to a point where it has attached itself to people’s everyday lives. It has gotten to the point where it has made a home within everyone’s mind. Murder cases, shootings, and even bar fights no longer affect people’s emotions the same way anymore....   [tags: t.v. programs, modern media, violence]
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The Effects of Violence in the Media - ... Django Unchained earned many awards and drew in over $30 million during the first weekend of the film’s release plus a worldwide grossing amount of $ 425,373,958 ("Boxoffice - Django Unchained", 2014). While this one simple statistic does not prove that every person who despises violence in media is wrong, it does make an interesting case for just how entertaining society finds violence in some aspect – in this case, though, violence is paired with a deeper meaning and expression rather than blatant desire to show blood and innards....   [tags: society, television, behavior] 2036 words
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The Effect of Violence in Media on Children - ... Therefore, society and parents need to take action to decrease theses violent acts .According to the article take action against media violence, the author reminds society that evidence has proven to be clear that media has contributed to the frequent acts of violence done by the youth. For society to understand how violence could affect children ,we must research a Childs mind and how it can be easily influenced .Our text human puzzle mentions that mass media creates a role model for children ,adults and teens Correlation studies link children's aggressive patterns of behavior with television....   [tags: Behavior, Parents, Games] 1677 words
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Does Violence in the Media Contribute to Violent Behavior in Children - Mass Media. What exactly does that mean. To me, mass media is anything that can deliver a message to me. It could be a billboard, news, music, television, video games, books, magazines, and the internet to name a few. Television, movies, and video games are a big part of children's lives in today's technologically advanced society. When children are exposed to television and violent video games they watch with intensity. Depending on what the are watching they can have overwhelming feelings of shock, horror, disbelief, grief, disappointment, happiness, and sometimes depression....   [tags: parental instruction, violent video games, media]
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Violence in the Media Does Not Contribute to the Violence in the Society - ... They argue that the society suffers from what is called the moral panic which describes as the panic of moral values being diluted owing to the emergence of the new media that exposes explicit content (Gillespie, 2005). Hence when one looks at wrestling for instance, the broadcasters clearly state that the viewers should not try what is shown on the show at home as the wrestlers are professionals and just performing for the viewers (wwe). Additionally, many media content that is deemed highly explicit, gruesome or violent has an age restriction that encourages younger viewers not to watch the movie, play the game or listen to the music (mnet)....   [tags: sociological analysis] 1742 words
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The Effects of Violence in the Media - The effects of violence in the media that we see on a day-to-day basis affect us all. For most adults, we choose whether to act upon these effects or not. However, what about those who are exposed to this violence and who are not adults. What about our nation’s adolescents and youth. They do not have the mental capabilities of adults, what happens to them when they are exposed to such violence and they choose to act on their thoughts after exposure. These are just a few of the slew of questions that have been asked by psychologists over the years about media violence....   [tags: influence on young adults]
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The Effects of Violence in the Media - Violence in the media seems to affect many children and young adults in our society and this should be a concern to parents. It seems like violence plays a role in the lives of many people. Many innocent children are affected by the negative things that happen in the world we live in. Violence seen in television is overlooked a lot of the time because TV is usually a tool that is used to keep children entertained so parents can have time for themselves and most of the time the kids are unsupervised....   [tags: psychological issues/analysis]
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Violence in the Media: Entertainment or Corruption? - As television has become increasingly popular over the past few decades, it has allotted researchers a large amount of time to collect data and explore many aspects of this wonderful, yet harmful invention. It is safe to say that almost every household in America has a television, and it is on and used for multiple hours a day. The vast variety of different shows to watch is outstanding; shows about food, homes, the news, imagination, reality, horror, action-thrillers, the list could go on and on, there is always something to watch for everyone....   [tags: television, household appliance]
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Portrayal of Gun Violence in the Media - In today’s society media plays a major role in the perception we have of how certain issues in our society are improving, worsening, or staying the same. One hot bed issue over the years has been that of random shooting and gun control. It seems a few times a year there is a very high profile random shooting spree in schools or other public locations that draws the entire county’s attention for a week or two. During this media fallout many different strong viewpoints come out as to why gun control is not doing enough to protect ourselves from these atrocious crimes or that it is not the gun control that is the issue, but better yet the people committing these crimes that are the problem....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Power of Media - Media has the supremacy to influence millions of individuals through countless formats. Media is everywhere in our daily lives, in television, motion pictures, and radio, influencing what society consume to what society wear. “Media is a very powerful tool capable of mobilizing people’s contemplations and ideologies” (Mock 2004). Most people find television an escape from their hectic daily lives. In our society today, there is an ongoing debate about violence in the media. Media violence has been an issue that most of the literature seems to avoid, but it is important in our lives....   [tags: Social Issues, Violence in the Media] 1839 words
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Solving Violence in the Media - This game is so cool. I can do whatever I want. I can rob the bank, I can hit other people with a baseball bat, and I can kill people. Why do I kill. Because I'm the boss and because I can. This is just a game. These are some thoughts that come into my mind when I play Grand Theft Auto. Many kids in America play many violent games. In fact, forty-two percent of children play at least an hour per day ("Video Games Cause Aggressive… 2). Many people believe that violence in the media doesn't affect a child's behavior at all....   [tags: Social Issues] 1702 words
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Media Violence - Kenny Fuller Health The Impact of Media Violence I was reading in some of my information and it was talking about how “monkey see, monkey do” is a popular saying now days. Sixty years ago the television was invented. People looked at it as a technological curiosity (I got that part from the info). For some people now days TV is there best friend. 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)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1099 words
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Media Violence - Media Violence Violence is used in many ways in promos as a hook to draw viewers into the program. That is because violence is an effective promotional device. But severe permanent damage could be done to the children’s minds by such pornographic and sadistic material, in which detail is powerfully realistic. The increasing demand of comics, the wide use of the Internet, and viewing television are the main forms of media, which have caused people’s minds to perform violence. First of all, comics play an important role in the promotion of Media Violence....   [tags: essays papers] 970 words
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Media Violence - Machine gun fire, explosions, and screams for help are only a few of the sounds that can be heard emanating from a child’s bedroom today, while his parents listen nervously just outside his door. Horrified, these parents shake their heads ruefully, wondering at the power of entertainment available for kids nowadays. Sometimes they even argue whether it is right for their child to have access to this sort of violence: the kind found in most video games, television shows, and movies all over the world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Media Violence - Media Violence      Within the last few years, media violence is rapidly becoming a “hot” topic among many researchers and parents. The recent upsurge of violence and shootings in our schools causes us to ask the question, “ Who should we blame for the hostility of our youth?” There are obviously no easy answers to this question, fingers may point to many different reasons. With the many different perspectives in this issue, I will discuss the three most important, blaming the entertainment business, blaming the parents, and within the children themselves....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Violent Essays] 811 words
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The Real-World Effects of Virtual Violence: Perspectives on Video Games and Mass Media - There is no doubt of the fact that video games are becoming more realistic and violent, nor that they are becoming much more beautiful and engaging in the way they look. What many people doubt, though, is whether they have a profound effect on a person’s character or not. Aggression as a result of video games seems to be a nebulous issue among much of the public. The research is there, but it is fragmented and covers many different issues that could (and are) problematic as far as video games go....   [tags: Violence ]
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Violence in America: The Representation of Violence in the Media - ... Web. 5 May 2014. Crimesider Staff. “Andrew Conley, ‘Dexter’ Admirer, Has Life Sentence for Murder Upheld by Ind. Court.” CBS News. CBS Interactive, 1 Aug. 2012. Web. 5 May 2014. “Crocodile.” Dexter. Dir. Michael Cuesta. Perf. Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and Julie Benz. Showtime Networks, 2006. Netflix. The Dark Knight. Dir. Christopher Nolan. Perf. Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Aaron Eckhart. Warner Bros, 2008. DVD. “Dexter.” Dexter. Dir. Michael Cuesta. Perf....   [tags: crime, bloodshed, culture]
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Media Violence in John Macionis’ Society: The Basics, and Carl Honoré’s In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed - ... If this teenager is a member of a family who disagrees with things associated with this lifestyle, he is not as free as he could be to make the choices he wants. His school might also implement a dress code policy that does not support such a pessimistic portrayal of their students. Overtime, people begin to internalize the culture they are surrounded with, especially mass media. Impacts of Watching Violence in TV Violence has become so ingrained in our culture that it can be found on nearly every media outlet that exists, whether it is directed at seven-year-olds or 72-year-olds....   [tags: Television, Mass Media]
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Media Influences Youth Violence - Media Influences on Violence Amongst Youth During a time when people in my generation should be focused on prom, graduation and what’s the coolest color that we can color our hair and not get suspended from school, its really disheartening that a topic such as media influences on youth violence has such a large amount of available research. The fact that we are often flooded with images of violence and countless examples of the inability of young adults to resolve conflicts without the use of violence supports the position that our culture among young adults is one centered around violence....   [tags: lyrics, bullying, sex] 2049 words
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Media Violence and the Violent Male Adolescent - Media Violence and the Violent Male Adolescent            My research led me to form some new hypotheses on the correlation of violence in the media, namely television, movies, and video games, to the rise in violent behavior in adolescents. For this essay, I will focus on male adolescents. I will use multiple lenses for my research to (1) establish the increase in violent acts by adolescents in the past two decades; (2) use proven research to show the impact of media violence on the individual; and (3) to illustrate my "recipe for disaster," four correlations that contribute to the effects of media violence on male adolescents....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Media Violence and the Affects It Has On Children - Media Violence and the Affects It Has On Children The media clearly has an impact on our lives and especially the young, impressionable and weak-minded people in our society. Children become desensitized to violence when they see it everyday on TV, in theaters and even in video games. They are not becoming properly aquatinted with what is real, what is not, and the effects of it all. Even TV news deadens anyone's perception of reality. People of all ages especially those who are at an impressionable time in their lives, need to know that murder, death and violence are real and that sadness comes with all of these....   [tags: Papers] 1311 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Violence on television has been progressing since television's invention in early 1927. Now that it's the 21st century, violence in the media is considered one of the most critical issues in the mass media. Whether or not the media is responsible for the effects television violence has on young children is heavily debated. Should the media be more conservative when it comes to violence for the sake of better upbringing. Should the parents be responsible for allowing the child to be affected by the violence that's available to them on the screen....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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Mass Media Violence and the Effect on Children - Violence in the media is a problem in American society today. The effect can be severe and widespread. The people exposed to this media violence are mostly children. They are very impressionable and imitate what they see, hear and are told by their friends. In this essay I will state my opinion and the opinions of several physiologists and other officials. Violence on television has been an issue that has plagued man from the day it was invented. Numerous shows depict violent acts such as rape, murder, and other such acts that many people consider inappropriate for adolescents....   [tags: Papers Argumentative ]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Thesis Statement: Unsupervised children who watch violence on television exhibit violence in their everyday lives and develop into aggressive adults. “Research shows that television violence increases levels of aggression, fear, and desensitization among some who consume it” (Hamilton). This quotation by James Hamilton briefly summarizes the potentially negative effects of television on young minds. A child’s favorite television show can keep a child occupied while the mother prepares dinner or makes a quick trip to the store....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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The Effects of Television Violence on Children - Shortly after a Boston television station showed a movie depicting teenagers dousing a derelict with gasoline and setting him afire, six youths attacked a woman and set her on fire in an identical manner. Several months later, NBC televised Born Innocent, a made-for-television- movie, which showed the sexual violation of a young girl with a broom handle. Three days after this program aired, a group of girls committed a similar attack on another 9-year-old girl (“Wild” A20). These are just a couple of shocking examples out of many illustrating how televised violence can spark violent behavior....   [tags: Media Violence 2014]
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Media Violence and its Effect on Children - media violence and its effects on children Introduction Communications technology is expanding through the entire global community (Dyson 2). Children everywhere are being born into a world of images and messages, which are largely separated from their home, school and spiritual lives (Dyson 2). In society today storytellers are seldom parents, grandparents, teachers or the clergy; instead they are the handful of distant forces with something to sell (Dyson 2). What is unique about the media industry is that in global and corporate domination they have become part of our culture as well as our identity (Dyson 3)....   [tags: Youth Kids TV]
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Linking Media Violence and Negative Behavior -      Many Americans feel that the viewing of violence in the media reinforces negative behavior in society, especially among children and young adults. "Three thousand studies have been done since 1955 on the link between television and violence; 2,980 of them found a correlation between the two.  We hear little about that because we get most of our news from television" (Peterson).  With this much research one must acknowledge that there is a problem in America involving sex and violence in the media.  We cannot blame all societal problems on the media and its portrayal of these issues, but we can become educated, ourselves, in order to better facilitate the healthy lives of our children....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Violence In The Media - &#61614; Violence in the Media&#61614; It’s the ever-present question that has been asked by authorities, educational institutes and parents alike. Does violence in the media influence the behavior of society. Some say yes, others say no. Other questions posed that I will try to clarify in this essay are those to do with what, if anything is being done to control this virus. To fully comprehend these questions we must first understand what is meant by violence in the media, and whom it effects, if anyone at all....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA - Violence in the Media Violence has been a part of society ever since the days of the caves men, but only recently has television lifted its ban on the graphic depiction of violence. American children and adolescents are being exposed to increasing amounts of media violence, especially in television, movies, video games, and youth-oriented music. Video game violence, children's cartoons, and music lyrics have become increasingly graphic. In movies, action films depict vivid precise murders, rapes, and assaults; with each sequel, the number of deaths increases dramatically....   [tags: essays research papers] 768 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media What makes the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons so funny and memorable. Of course, the explosions, hits and falls the Coyote takes while in pursuit of the Roadrunner. Pediatrics, a pediatrician read magazine, wrote an article on the influence violence, such as that in cartoons and other forms of media, has on children from ages 2-18 titled “Media Violence.” “Although recent school shootings have prompted politicians and the general public to focus their attention on the influence of media violence, the medical community has been concerned with this issue since the 1950s,” says American Academy of Pediatrics, the author of the article in November of 2001....   [tags: Essays Papers] 762 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media America has become the most violent nation in the industrialized world. The many violent images seen in movies and on television on a daily basis, though not the only cause, are a strong contributing factor. There are those that feel the point-of-view from which the audience views the violence varies directly with the way the scene affects them. A film's perspective determines the audience's reaction. In "slasher" films, for example, the point of view shifts between the attacker and the victim....   [tags: Papers]
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media In today’s world, there is an endless amount of information available to people everywhere around the globe. Mass media is definitely shaping our world, whether it is in a positive way or a negative way. Television and the radio waves provide us with hours of entertainment. The emergence of the Internet allows us to access thousands of pages of information within the reach our very own fingertips. But with the convenience of all this information comes along a certain level of responsibility....   [tags: Papers] 1406 words
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Violence In The Media - The Effects of Violence on TV Did you hear about the recent Jonesboro shootings in America where an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old shot down and killed four school mates and a teacher. The outrage has been put down to many things including exposure to violence in the media and computer games. Television authorities will tell you that TV doesn't breed murderers, and to some extent it is true, but the fantasy violence on TV and computer games is enough to tip a blood-drenched fantasy or perhaps a gruesome dream of revenge into an irreversible act of reality....   [tags: essays research papers] 858 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media Media is all around us. Everywhere we look, there is someone, somewhere trying to communicate his or her thoughts to us. And with the new technologies in media, this message is stronger than ever. Almost every home in America has a television or radio in it. The messages that are portrayed through these mediums are unmistakable; buy me, listen to me, think what I think. With all of these messages spinning around there are bound to be some bad seeds. Violence has become an important issue, something that has become almost part of our daily lives....   [tags: Entertainment Television Crime Papers]
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Violence In The Media - 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 547 words
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Violence and the Media - Violence and the Media Television programming today can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior (Bee, 1998: 261-262). Unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent. For instance, the level of violence during Saturday morning cartoons is higher than the level of violence during prime time. There are about six to eight violent acts per hour during prime time, versus twenty to thirty violent acts per hour on Saturday morning cartoons ("Killing Screens," 1994)....   [tags: Papers] 2248 words
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Violence In the Media - Public attention to violence in television has been evident since the early 1950's. Since then, some have come to feel that the portrayal of violence on television is an example of the moral breakdown of our once-great nation. Although, various scholars have clearly shown that violence has been a part of the human society's system of communication. And today, television plays a huge role in our system of mass communication. Unfortunately, television is thought to have an impact on the beliefs and actions of viewers, especially of children and teenagers....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Violence in the media - Through the past few years you have heard people saying that TV, music, and video games are leading to the increase in violence among teens and the society. There are so many different opinions on the subject, and no real answers. I have an opinion that not everyone would agree with, but when people hear what I have to say they can see where I am coming from. Through the last five to ten years there have been many reports of school shootings. Everyone immediately turns to the violence in the media....   [tags: essays research papers] 839 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media       Gina Marchetti, in her essay "Action-Adventure as Ideology," argues that action- adventure films implicitly convey complex cultural messages regarding American values and the "white American status quo." She continues to say that all action-adventure movies have the same basic structure, including plot, theme, characterization, and iconography. As ideology, this film genre tacitly expresses social norms, values, and morals of its time. Marchetti's essay, written in 1989, applies to films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Rambo: First Blood II....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Violence In American Media Influencing Australian Youth - American music, films and video games have had a great impact on Australian citizens, particularly on young people. These American media products have got negative messages that have been invited to the audiences to engage in. Violent crimes is one of them. As American media continues to take the minds of the innocent and vulnerable, it becomes over powering and Australians are being flooded with negative violent messages. This is influencing Australians to believe that to be a tough, rough criminal is the new in thing and crime rates are escalating rapidly....   [tags: Media] 1490 words
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The Problem of Video Game Violence is Exaggerated - There is an ongoing debate about whether video games are corrupting our society and our children. Video games are not corrupting our society and this can be proven by analyzing the facts. People claim that video games contain obscene content, cause mental and physical health problems, and lead to violence. The first reason video games are an issue is that many video games made today possess content that many people would consider to be obscene. The term obscene covers violence, profanity, and sexual images (obviously)....   [tags: Media Violence 2014] 1090 words
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Violence in Mass Media - Mass media is one of the integral parts of human social life. It is rotation of large number of the information, which is not often beneficial. It is hard to image for people that have all amenities to live one day without mass media. However not only adults are consumers of all TV programs, movies, news and other products that media industry are propose for adults. Violent in mass media has bad impact on teenager’s behaviour, and problem is that media is widespread. In addition, content of mass media products are contain from many violent scenes and acts....   [tags: Adverse Effects on Teenagers] 932 words
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Media and Youth Violence - What effects do Video Games, Music, and Television have on Youth Violence. Many people today wonder why so many children are committing crimes. Children today are so far more advance then children of the pass. Many children spend so much time in playing video games and watching television. Parents today are in the dark about what their children are doing, which lead into children going an extra step in finding out things the hard way. Though some experts claim that family structures are the cause for youth violence, many notice that video games, music, and television are increasing violence in youth today....   [tags: Teens, Video Games, Music, TV] 563 words
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Violence in Mass Media - ... The first videogame was Pong and that was considered a fun game for everyone then to the game, Dungeons and Dragons, which had actual text and story and so on and after one of the most famous games, Legend of Zelda, games started to become more action packed and violent. Every game after Legend of Zelda started to become more violent, longer stories and better graphics in the 1980’s but when it hit the 1990’s, games started to become more 3-D and realistic. People fear that because they are becoming more realistic every year that when people play them, they will be so lost in the violence and story that they will drag it into real life like the Newtown shooter, who said that he used Call...   [tags: video games, behavioral analysis] 604 words
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The Effect of Violence in the Media on the Minds of Adolescents - ... With that being said, have you ever check the ratings on a video game before purchasing it for your child, or do you purchase that game or movie anyways because it’s what your child wants . We can never completely believe something the media says, just because a video game is rated for a certain age does not mean all children or young adults at that age are mature enough for that game. Every year more and more violent video games are coming out, and children have their parents rushing to the store to purchase the game for them, not even realizing what they are buying their children....   [tags: mind development, behavioral analysis] 1530 words
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How Violence in the Media Affects Children - How Violence in the Media Affects Children Have you ever looked at someone and thought, I wonder what made him/her the way she is today?” When you do this, you often have to look back on a person’s childhood. How did certain events affect them. Over time violence has become dramatically evident is children’s lives. Parents do not seem to be careful with their children’s viewing habits. They are beginning to let them watch whatever is on TV. For example: Family guy, all those shows on Adult swim....   [tags: violent t.v. programs, aggressive behavior]
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Violence in Media Leads to Desensitization and Aggression - C.S. Lewis wrote that “murder [was] no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts”. This quote's claim can be used to describe the consequences of media violence. Even the most appalling crimes can, gradually, deteriorate the moral compass that have been built up due to society, family values and religion. Despite what some may think, violence would not come in sudden burst of energy, instantly is recognizable, that would undue a person, but a slow pace that would be easing into violence that would be the cause....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Violent Media: Does It Cause Violence? - Violent Media: Does it Cause Violence. Media is something used in the daily lives of society for entertainment. The media ranges from music, movies, and video games. However there is a lot of controversy over whether or not violent media promotes violence in real life. Most of society believes it is just used for entertainment, nothing else. Others believe, with the recent shootings and bombings, that the violent media links to theses events. Violence in media is just a risk factor that can cause aggressive behavior among observers....   [tags: behavioral science, psychology]
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Media’s Influence on Violence and Aggression - Reviewing articles describing media’s influence on people who commit and violent or aggressive acts is sobering and leaves one wondering if the portrayal of violence in movies, television, and video games present blueprints for the commission of crimes in real life. Albert Bandura began the discussion in the early 1960s with his study of children watching an adult model hitting an inflatable clown doll – the Bobo experiment, which demonstrated that humans learn by imitating the behavior of those whom they observe....   [tags: Evidential Link]
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Television and Media Violence - TV Violence and Common Sense - Television Violence and Common Sense   It is obvious that children are affected by television. They often pretend to be their favorite character, reenact scenes from movies, and wear clothes featuring their media heroes. As a child, I pretended to be one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while practicing my fighting skills on invisible bad guys. Although these things are usually a healthy part of growing up, it would be foolish to assume that children are not affected in a negative way by all of the violence that appears on television....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Media is not to Blame for the Violence in Society - The Media is not to Blame for the Violence in Society People are quick to blame violence in our society on television, movies or video games because they are simple believable targets. We have to look beyond this disinformation and attack the real causes for the violence in our society. Violence in television programs, movies, or video games will not make a person kill someone else. People watch violent images all the time, and only a very small percent of them actually commit violent crimes. Research on the subject does not necessarily support the argument, but they do not counteract it either....   [tags: Papers] 699 words
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Is Violence in Films Responsible For Children's Agressive Behavior? - Is Violence in Films Responsible For Children's Agressive Behavior. Violence on screen is often offered to the young population, which responds to it in so different ways. Children's psychological development is based on social experiences and imitations. Children are influenced either by their families (direct source of influence) or by their surroundings (indirect source of influence). The question I will be exploring is the responsibility of the violence in films in children’s aggressive behavior....   [tags: Media Violence Essays] 1030 words
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Media Violence - Television Perpetuates Violence - Television Perpetuates Violence Bullets whizzing, knives twirling, fists flying -- not an uncommon sight on the television set of today. From cartoons to sitcoms, television shows depict violent acts that go unpunished and contain no painful consequences. This view of the world does not reflect reality nor does it teach our children the values, morals or behaviors we constantly tell them to practice. Many parents don't realize that their children view the most violence watching the most innocent of shows....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Violent Video games cause violence? I Think Not. - Violence is everywhere, in magazines in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are said to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals. Is this really the case. Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a current generation games console and video games have become a fantastic source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like educationcity.com or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games....   [tags: Video Games, Violence, Media Source]
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The Music Industry and Teen Violence - The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we. This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. old student named Daniel Marcha. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault com...   [tags: Music Media Youth Violence] 486 words
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The Effects Television Violence Has on Children - The Effects Television Violence Has on Children Television has both positive and negative effects on children between the ages of two and five. Some research shows that violence in the media can be linked to aggressive behavior in children. Though, some researchers disagree with this statement and believe that there are other factors, besides television, which cause children to become violent. The following essay will reflect both sides of this argument. Violent television shows lead to violence in children between the ages of two and five....   [tags: Media Violence Violent Television Essays] 778 words
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The Negative Impact of Exposing Children to Media Violence - The Negative Impact of Exposing Children to Media Violence On April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School, 13 people were killed and another 23 were wounded in one of the worst school killing incidents ever (Skeesis). Since the 1980's, overall homicide rates in the U.S. have declined. However, homicide rates for ages 14-17 have increased quite dramatically during this time period (Fox). Among other numerous potential causes, violence in the media may play a role in this increase in youth violence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Violent Essays]
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Media Violence - Does entertainment influence society's attitude towards violent behavior. In order to fully answer this question we must first understand what violence is. Violence is the use of one's powers to inflict mental or physical injury upon another; examples of this would be rape or murder. Violence in entertainment reaches the public by way of television, movies, plays, music, and novels. Through the course of this essay it will be proven that violence in entertainment is a major factor in the escalation of violence in society, once this is proven we will take all of the evidence that has been shown throughout this paper and come to a conclusion as to whether or not violence in entertainment is j...   [tags: essays research papers] 1852 words
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Media Violence - Helping Youth Understand Death - Media Violence: Helping Youth Understand Death   We've all heard it before. Blame it on TV, or the movies. If a child bludgeons another child to death with a wrench or shoots a classmate, it is the violent TV programs that they watch which are to blame, not the parents or the supervisors who are supposed to be there to make sure their kids do the right thing. How far is it true that the media is responsible for trivialising death and violence, thus causing the children of America to go out on shooting rampages, or kids in Britain to murder innocent toddlers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Media Violence Does NOT Cause Violent Behavior - In fairy tales, children are pushed into ovens, have their hands chopped off, are forced to sleep in coal bins, and must contend with wolves who've eaten their grandmother. In myths, rape, incest, all manner of gruesome bloodshed, child abandonment, and total debauchery are standard fare. We see more of the same in Bible stories, accentuated with dire predictions of terrors and abominations in an end of the world apocalypse that is more horrifying than the human imagination can even grasp. For the most part, these images of violence, promiscuity and human degradation are explained away by psychologists, mythologists, sociologists, philosophers, and non-fundamentalist theologians as symbolic...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Effects of Violence in the Media - The Effects of Violence In the Media “Someone just got shoot on the streets due to the violence in the media.” That is what some people are saying that violence in the media is the cause of that. The controversy of the effects that violence has on people has been going on for a long time. This paper is going to prove both sides of the controversy and let one decide which side is right. Violence is on the news and on everyday action shows. Theses everyday shows are targeted for the kids of the world who are in the stages which are important for their lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1531 words
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Media Censorship Will Not Stop the Violence - Media Censorship Will Not Stop the Violence   Violence will be with us forever. We cannot change that. However, we can, and must change the way our children and we relate to it.  Leonard Pitts Jr., columnist for the Miami Herald, explains it this way: Despite the way it seems, carnage did not begin at Columbine. To the contrary, human beings have always had a tremendous capacity to inflict pain on one another, a capacity that reaches far deeper than whatever is on the marquee at the local multiplex....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Media Violence - Cartoon Violence and Violent Children - Cartoon Violence and Violent Children With the recent increase in violent crimes committed by children, adults have been looking for answers to what causes children to commit these acts. Researchers have performed formal studies, and other approaches have been taken to answer the question. Their ideas and perceptions have strayed far and wide, looking for a suitable answer; one such answer of the many they have uncovered is television, but especially television geared towards children: cartoons and animation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2830 words
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The Media's Influence on Teen Violence - On April 20, 1999, two students walked into Columbine High School armed with shot guns and explosives. The incident ended in tragic results, as fifteen families will forever set one less plate out at the dinner table. March 24, 1998, an eleven year old and a fourteen year old walked into school with hand guns, killing four and injuring ten classmates (teen-violence.com). Thirty years ago, the biggest problem that kids at school were faced with was forgetting homework or being sent to the principal's office....   [tags: Current Events] 1896 words
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Influence of Violence in the Media - Sociology: Using material from the study of violence in the media assess the view that the media has a direct and immediate influence on their audience Many people believe that films and television can have an influence on audiences. They may mostly believe this because of the Jamie Bulger and Suzanne Capper murders, where the film Child's Play has been mentioned in relation to both cases though there is no evidence that the film was watched in either murders. There have been a huge number of research studies that have examined possible relationships between viewing and behaviour....   [tags: Sociology] 785 words
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Violence in the Media in Richard Rhodes' Hollow Claims about Fantasy Violence - ... He then points out that any genre can produce for violent behavior and sometimes there is no result of violence. He then continues on to more counterargument patterns in order to debunk facts from the article. The American Medical Association has long endorsed a media linked to violence theory through their studies of a Seattle based psychiatrist named Brandon Centerwall. He paralleled the murder rates for whites in three separate nations with the numbers of televisions owned from the year 1945 to 1974....   [tags: entertainment, sexual behavior, exposure]
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Violence in the Media - In 1884, a man by the name of Paul Nipkow invented a device called the scanning disk. Little did Nipkow know that years later his invention would be transformed into one of the most popular pastimes in America today ("Inventors"). Philo T. Farnsworth was the true inventor of television in 1927. He had no idea that thirty-five years later his inventions would not only be in ninety percent of Americans homes, but also strongly effect everyone that watched it. "Following the introduction of television into the United States, the annual homicide rate increased by ninety-three percent"(Journal of the American Medical Association)....   [tags: Current Events] 688 words
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Media: Source of Today's Violence? - 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....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 948 words
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Street Violence and the Media - Violence Imitates the Media   In this essay we explore the increasingly apparent connection between the violence brutalizing teachers and kids in our schools, and the violence which the media regularly serves us through films, TV shows, shock jocks, and other supposedly innocuous outlets. Is it any wonder that reporters and journalists are picking up the John Paul II phrase "culture of death" to refer to America's culture. In the anxious hours following the Columbine High School shootings, America's television screens repeatedly showed a slow-motion film clip in which a black-clad, shotgun-toting boy bursts into a classroom and fills his fellow students full of buckshot....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1493 words
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Violence in The Media: Society's Regression to a Barbaric State - ... (Whipps, Heather. "The Evolution of Human Aggression." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 25 Feb. 2009. Web. 10 Jan. 2014.) This scientific study went on to later be accepted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Violence isn't an avoidable part of any human life; we can act upon the knowledge of it and being overwhelmed by it in the media doesn’t help. One Hundred percent of entertainment interacts with human emotions and psyche. That’s the entire reason that entertainment exists, if we weren’t emotionally compelled or interested in something to some extent then we wouldn’t be entertained by it....   [tags: culture, emotions, cartoons] 1232 words
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Influence of Family Values, Violence and Media Upon Children - Patterns of behavior and cycles of abuse affect childhood development. Traditions and morals give the foundation and support that children need to understand boundaries. Love, family time, and structure provide a cornerstone for children to thrive. At the same time, neglect, abuse and expose to violence create the child’s blueprint for life. To what extent does the “family” shape the values of children today. Parental involvement and discipline help mold the child’s decisions regarding violent actions....   [tags: morals, childhood development, discipline]
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Portrayals of Masculinity in the Films Tough Guise and Oceans Eleven - ... Violence seems to be a normal everyday thing that happens all around us and it's a normal masculinity for men. This video enlightened me to rethink my own participation in masculinity. Ocean's Eleven I picked the movie Ocean's Eleven, this film was one of my favourites growing up I looked up to these stars and I felt like they were what a real man should be like. It's about a group of con's and ex-cons who work together for a big heist to rob 150 million dollars from a vault in Las Vegas. The main character is Danny Ocean he's fresh out of prison and looking to do a new job....   [tags: media, violence, society]
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