Critique on Do Video Games Kill? This article “Do Video Games Kill” by Karen Sternheimer addresses the wide spread idea; video games are the cause for “young killers” (210). Sternheimer believes concern for the influence video games may have on youth is spiraling out of control. She put most of the blame for this out of control concern on the media. She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system.
inAndrew Thomas March 19, 2012 Forensic Science Mr. Pifer In the United States, there is a defiant image which comes to mind when the words serial killer or mass murder are spoken. Most often it is an image that has been portrayed in countless movies of a person who is a steely eyed lunatic who kills for enjoyment or sexual gratification. This popular portrayal of the killer closely fits and was first glamorized into mass media with the case of Edward Gein. Much of the Hollywood imagine of the sadistic murderer has been stylized from his crimes. Yet, the truth of his case has not been widely known.
In such organisations, individuals may be unclear of their role in the communication process and therefore not know what is expected of them. Attitudinal Barriers. Attitudinal barriers are behaviours or perceptions that prevent people from communicating effectively. Attitudinal barriers to communication may result from
Moore Money Michael Moore is a prominent filmmaker who mainly bases his work around documentaries. Moore’s most famous piece of work is his influential documentary “Bowling for Columbine” however it contains insidious manipulation and ruthless misdirection of the audience. By Rene Zacchini “Bowling for Columbine” is a documentary based in the exploration of gun violence in American society. Moore uses the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as his hook to draw the viewers in by highlighting the death of young students by guns. However many viewers do not realise that documentaries are only a version of reality.
Courtney Kemp Mrs. Cooley Eng 3133-06 15 February 2012 Video Games Cause Violence: Fact or Fiction “Do Video Games Kill?” by Karen Stenheimer was a very interesting article. The main goal of the entire article was to inform the reader that congress has blamed the video game companies for violence that happens on a school campus. The article gives many examples to why video games are a threat to the younger generation. It also shows why the games lead to violence in the school setting. I personally do not agree with the article.
In the documentary they also displayed the terrible Columbine shooting that occurred in which two teens took many lives and one of them was on prescription drugs as well. It’s just crazy; I don’t think that just because a child is displaying acts of being hyper or just being a kid should not mean that they should be labeled as a child with ADD or ADHD and pretty much force them to take these drugs that have extreme side effects. The Neurologist Fred Baugman even said himself how frightening it is that kids those days were easily diagnosed with ADHD especially by school
The problem with Facebook is that it often puts people in bad situations often leading to suicide, self harm, low self-esteem, being harmed by a predator and not being hired by a company. One huge danger of Facebook is suicide. Facebook allows the freedom of speech to everyone and many people take advantage of this right. It allows bullies to say awful things and turn many people against an individual, destroying their self-esteem. This social network allows people to say things they most likely wouldn't say face to face and this is the big problem, there have been stories of teenagers killing themselves over the things these bullies say to them online.
Sandy Hook Shootings The magnitude of the Sandy hook tragedy raises a lot of significant questions about gun violence and the effects that television as well as violent video games have on people today. Some of the reasons that psychologist would be interested in this type of tragedy is because of the controversy surrounding this tragedy and the ways that psychologist can help figure out and maybe help solve some of the issues that have an impact. Psychologists want to get a better understanding of the mental process and behaviors of these people who are either mentally ill and/or dangerous to the general population. Psychologists want to know if the reason for these growing nimber of tragedy's such as the shooting in Colorado and
Cyberbullying: Victim, Predator, and Bystander Cyberbullying has received a great deal of media attention lately due to an increasing number of suicides by the victims. These victims are so traumatized by the relentless taunting they feel the only way to escape their predator is to kill their self. Does this make cyberbullying worse than face-to-face bullying psychologically? I think it is worse. The attempt at suicide almost doubles for victims of cyberbullying than their non-cyberbullied counterparts (Hinduja & Patchin, 2010).
Stigma is the product of superstition, old belief systems, lack of knowledge and empathy, and the sustained distortion by the media. Television or movie characters with aggressive and dangerous behaviors are associated with mental illnesses; "psychos” are killers in popular movies and terms like "lunatic" or "crazy" are often used to joke about the mentally ill. These representations and the use of discriminatory language distort the public’s view and reinforce inaccuracies about mental illness. Thus, educating the public and the media about mental illness is a first step to combat the stigma. In fact, twenty percent of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness during their lifetime.