Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fall short to bring up technology as an issue. 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.
Video games have become more real than ever before. The graphic, sound, violence, and the addiction many face while playing it has a huge role in the recent incidents. In closing, McGoey suggests that the only way to stopping such horrific events is that parents and students being more aware of those they interact with looking for the signs that tip off aggression. Overall, he implies Parents need to step up and monitories’ their children’s
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.
Since kids are also watch tv, parents have more concerns of the way there kids think about violence they see, read or hear. Also the media violence can affect people in many ways.Some people start having serious fears of them being victims in real life. However, there are researchers that say they have discovered that when they show violence on television it shows children to be not be so sensitive to pain and suffering of other people. Crime drama has become one of the most popular TV genres in our society, taking up almost 20% of prime time. People like these dramas because they deal with themes and issues that they know from news and current events.Also important as the themes and issues that the dramas deal with are the things the characters care about and the way they act.
Cynthia Wagner states that, “The violent content of those games, particularly those favored by males, is of growing concern to families, schools, and policy makers. Gaming is participatory while television viewing is passive, so the risk may be greater that exposure to violent games will result in violent behavior.”(Wagner, 2004).With video gaming on the rise now, “Video games are in 80% of U.S. homes with children; they generated $6 billion in 2000 and $11 billion by 2003. All indications are that the industry will continue to grow at a healthy clip," says Professor Bradley Greenberg of Michigan State University. (As cited in Wagner, 2004, pg. 16)It has become a growing concern for adults who have begun to take note of the correlation between violent games and violent behavior in their children.
Television has become part of everyday life. With the growing fixation and attraction to violence in the media, children in today’s society are becoming more violent and aggressive than ever before. However, to obtain a true understanding of this problem we must look at all aspect that cause violence, and not just put all of the blame on the media. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t forget the number one violence causing aspect, the media. Scientists have tried to explain why children are so amused by a big glowing box and the action that takes place within it.
Most of children interest at the television set because it provides the voice and colorful video to attract their attention. Base on the cognitive development published by Jean Piaget, human experience the world by their senses in sensorimotor stage (between 0-2 years old). That’s why children are attracted by the TV easily. An average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders on TV by age 18. Children cannot justify the difference between reality and fantasy .The variety of violent and sexual programs makes them more vulnerable to learn from and adopting as reality.
He refutes this claim by saying that in current times many people have become victim to violent acts similar to the ones shown in violent video games and movies. Lastly, he concludes by suggesting that violent media should be governed by laws and children must be protected from its negative effects. Overall, the argument Moten makes is effective because it is well organized and supported by strong
Media violence subsists in TV shows, video games, advertisements, and reading materials that show and depict aggressiveness like suicidal acts, murders, and the like. Almost all children still cannot distinguish right from wrong that is why they think that everything they see is correct and the right thing to follow. Therefore, if they see characters doing aggressive acts, they will also imitate them in real life. In 1956, researchers compared the behavior
"In fact childhood development experts say infants as young as 14 months old imitate behavior they see on television and children up to the age of 5 lacks the cognitive ability to distinguish fact from fantasy. "(Internet; Children and television violence) Therefore what they see on television is what they are most likely to imitate. Cartoons are even showing numerous acts of violence, and most of this violence is done by the "good guys". For example, Power Rangers; how do they get rid of the bad guys? By fighting!