We are surrounded by the media every day of our lives and it has a noticeable negative effect on behavior, especially in children. Children are exposed to many different sources of media such as video games, television shows, films, and music. These sources of media often share a common theme of violence. "Young persons learn their attitudes about violence at a very young age, and once learned, these attitudes are difficult to modify" (News RX 30). With the simple click of a remote control, children can virtually get involved in violent acts of shooting and killing.
Violent video games give off the message that killing and violence is fun instead of bad. Video games are supposed to be entertainment and killing your enemy’s shouldn’t be entertaining to young children. Children at a young age are like sponges, anything they see, play, or hear they repeat and reenact it. Kids that are playing shooting games become more likely to play that character in real life. Bad language is also in violent video games.
The TV station often produces the portrayal of violent and sexual themes to attract the viewers’ attention. However, these varieties of content are harmful for children’s development. TV should take its responsibility in the socialization process. Analysis Television is a good invention to deliver the information and provide entrainments, and open up a new world for children. Most of children interest at the television set because it provides the voice and colorful video to attract their attention.
They are taught that the images of violence are amusing. Many children who view too much violence can end up committing crimes. According to How TV Affects Your Child (2011), “TV violence sometimes begs for imitation because violence is often promoted as a fun and effective way to get what you want.” (Violence) When children see their favorite character bopping someone on the head to get what they want, it sends the message that this is acceptable to do. Children can’t distinguish between when it’s right to use acts of violence and when it’s not. Also children who view violent acts on television tend to have nightmares, behavior issues and sleep problems.
Visual Violence Influence on Children COM/172 March 28, 2012 Visual Violence Influence on Children Exposure to violent television images impacts children’s behavior because the brain is in the process of physical and emotional development. Television is a very important part of society and most households have at least one television. Entire families rely on television for entertainment and children are exposed to television images since their very first days of life. It is important for society to re-evaluate the different aspects of the child development and the influence that violent television images have on the child behavior. Even if children are aware of the difference between reality and television images; their brain works differently.
Think back to time when you were a child watching action filled cartoons such as Sailor Moon or Batman. Would you look at your present self and see that those cartoons brought you the confidence you have now? Gerard Jones the author of “Violent Media is Good for Kids” Tells us that it does have a positive impact in children’s lives. Jones tells us that "Children need violent entertainment in order to explore the inescapable feelings that they’ve been taught to deny, and to reintegrate those feelings into a more whole, complex more resilient selfhood." (197, par.
Such statistics prove that media violence should not be tolerated. Taking the perspective into deeper meaning and thought of emotions and personality, Psychology Today indicates violent video games often results in the player’s changed personality. For instance, while it is the natural human interest to avoid aggression and help others in need, violent video games often motivate children/teenagers to take pleasure in violence by rewarding prizes and levels to those who complete the task. This instinct is often carried along with them to the rest of their life, as a possible outcome there is more cases of aggressive actions performed by
Vulgar language is just one of many issues that are vulgar about violent video games. They teach children it’s accepted to swear at people when they get angry, or if they are just trying to help. Dr. Phil McCraw says "But they do use more aggressive language, they do use more aggressive images, they have less ability to control their anger and they externalize things in these violent ways. It's absolutely not good,” Instead of getting yelled at in the game kids from all over world are getting rewarded with trophies in the game for killing another person. “Exposure to violent video games increases the likelihood of aggressive behavior in both short-term and long-term contexts” says Daniel Willens.
28 February 2011 Violent and Sexual Content in the Media In today’s society, children are growing up with technology surrounding them. When a typical child is not outdoors or playing with a friend, they are either watching television or playing a video game. At such a young age, children soak up almost everything they see and hear. They are influenced by the media without even realizing it and often pick up on certain words and actions that are certainly not age appropriate. Although children can be influenced by anything, the media often plays a big role.
Introduction Violence in the media is one of the most common and dangerous form of infrastructure which has a major affect on children right from the very beginning, all from the comfort of their own home. Children are continuously exposed to many forms of violent acts which are depicted within the media everyday. This can be from something as simple as a cartoon character in a tv show lashing out, to a realistic murder in a tv show or video game. As children get older, the over exposure to these materials can lead to children developing certain psychological behaviours which they use in everyday life without even realizing it. Violence in the media cause children-teens in particular-to become aggressive towards others-especially when they are under a lot of stress.