Video Games Negative or Positive Audience: My Sister In Law “Stay alive at all costs! Find the key! Kill the bad guys!”Kids will do anything to get to the next level. This is how a lot of children describe playing video games. At a young age, children's minds are sponge-like, absorbing everything that surrounds them, which makes them easy targets in terms of manipulation and victimized by violent video games.
Many people outside of the industry believe it affects teen’s sexual activities and violence tendencies. A recent study in the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that the display of sex on television can contribute to preadolescent sex. Rebecca Collins et al Ahmed 2 argued in their article that sex in entertainment can lead to teens having sex. She argues that when teens start to become sexually curious, the programming on television showing sexual content influences their idea about sex, specifically in regard to gender stereotype. The amount of sexual content on television is huge.
With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for. As technology continues to forge ahead concerns about its effects on the general population are raised. Whether it is microwave ovens causing cancer or cell phones causing accidents, people are always interested in researching, and often accusing, these new products. Such is this case with videogames. Ever since PongÒ swept the nation, scholars have been researching videogames effects on children.
He then talks about laboratory studies on televised violence and finds research points to more aggressive behavior in children. But also comedy can also produce aggressiveness. Rhodes comes to the conclusion that despite violent video games, viewed mock violence on TV, parents are responsible for the behaviors of their children. “Violence is on the decline in America, but if we want to reduce it even further, protecting children from real violence in their lives—not the pale shadow of mock violence—is the place to begin” (327), This feeling is mutual for me. I feel that violence in the home makes a huge impact on our adult lives.
These shows air on basic cable television, open for any age group to view. Some shows casually move around the subject of sex, making it harder for children to catch, but some discuss it with out any hesitation. Some shows degrade virgins, and make sex look like the cool thing to do. This allows the youth to feel as though sex is acceptable for their age. When ratings in movies first began, the “R” rating probably meant that sex may have been implied or a few sware words were used.
With the same manner of complaining and clenching of teeth, we are doing now with the current teenagers. These technologies alter lives, entirely. However, it is a generational thing (Valkenburg, Peter, & Schouten, 2006). Let us begin with question one, is the technology affecting teenager's physical and mental health? The physical and mental effects on teenagers through technology are causing concerns for many parents and experts.
Unfortunately, many of today’s television programs are violent. So does TV influence kids that violence, drugs, alcohol and sex are ok? How much violence, drug references, alcohol usage, and sex references does the average American child come across? How much of this do they take in? Hundreds of studies have found that children and teenagers that watch television may: • Become “immune” or numb to the horror of violence • Gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems • Imitate the violence they observe on television; and • Identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers Also, Extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness.
Teens can be often tricky by telling the parents that they can trust them and they can be responsible in the result of getting their privacy. [Citation needed] Once that privilege is given, the child you knew before is not the same and once the privilege of privacy is given, it’s hard to take back because they’veRef?already lost control of their kids. [Citation needed] Teens should not have the right to privacy because of the danger of internet, drugs, alcohol, and also teenage pregnancy. To start with, the internet can play a dangerous role in teens’ lives. When a teen is given too much privacy, they tend to make plenty of mistakes involving the internet.
It is necessary to take a closer look at whether or not violence in the media really is responsible for this development and then to examine what censorship may entail before taking such a far-reaching decision. Many concerned people, ranging from worried parents through to reputable psychologists, deplore the ever-present nature of violence in the media, claiming that this is the reason why people are increasingly prepared to commit violent acts. They argue that violence is being propagated as normal or even entertaining. Violence is in the newspapers, on the news, in film plots and in cartoons. Violence is a source of laughter in children's programs; films present it as staple fare; it is served as pseudo-information in sensation-hungry newspapers and on reality TV; and it is even glorified by some musicians in their lyrics and performances.
Their tactic is not one of deception but of seduction: they will shower a youth with attention, sympathy, affection and kindness, in order to persuade him or her that they love and understand them (Predators” and their Victims, page 7). This tactic used is usually succeeding since children are accepting invitations and are become rape victims. This is a very sensitive crime on children since it could destroy their future, so parents should take care and control their children’s use of internet. There are several ways to conclude if your child is a target of online predators, if he/she is spending lots of time on the internet, pornography on their computers, and receive phone calls from numbers that their parents don’t know. Parents should deal with it as soon as possible before their child becomes a