Blame the Parents Essay

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Blame the Parents Our community would like for us to believe that the mass media including radio and newspapers have a great influence on people and especially on the younger generation. This same community would also like for individuals to believe that it plays an important role in shaping the opinions and positions of the younger generation. Many people in our community would like to say that it is the media that influences them and their children. I would have to disagree. It is my belief that good parenting, love, and trust are what play this important role of shaping the younger generation. Truthfully, the way our younger generation behaves lies solely upon the parents. Good parenting is not an easy job, nor does it come with a manual! As parents, we teach our children right from wrong. And as our children grow, they learn the difference between what is real and what is not. With all of the love and trust that we instill into our children, we should trust and believe that our children, will make the right decisions when it comes down to it. Also, they will know the difference between reality and entertainment. Children are very bright! If somehow it were even possible that the mass media was responsible for such actions, as influencing the people and younger generation, then we might as well blame everything bad that ever happens on the media. What a great defense for a court hearing! I get so tired of hearing, “The television told me to go get that gun from dad’s closet and take it to school and shoot my friend.” Well, what happened to dad telling the child not to go into the gun closet and the dangers of a gun? Perhaps, a teacher or even the school staff members themselves should be teaching the students about the dangers of guns. This lack of crucial information is not the child’s fault and has nothing to do with mass media. It

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