Through the use of television, many different audiences can be reached, and news and other information can be transmitted to them. Television impacts the way we view our society and culture, it is able to teach us about what is going on in the world around us, or can be simply a form of entertainment. The media is the primary cause of violence today; it is responsible for many violent outcomes that have happened and leads to children having harmful lifelong consequences. Some people do not believe the media influences violence. According to Richard Rhodes in his essay “Hollow Claims about Fantasy Violence,” he argues that there is no link between exposure to media violence and the development of violent behavior.
Experiments that were conducted on different groups of children, by exposing them to different kinds of "mock" environment which varied from violence to comedy, only proved that watching television motivates physical activity and not violent behavior. In the article, Rhodes refers to Martin Baker's critique, saying that it was written to appeal to, and support, those who think that fake violence makes people insensitive to violence. Rhodes states that violent behavior makes people scared but not violent. Furthermore, studies from University of Michigan showed that television is responsible for 10% of influence in violent behavior in children, and concluded that this established strong correlational evidence that implicated media violence as a risk factor for violent behavior. According to Rhodes, this correlation was inaccurate because the behavior of the children was measured on the basis of evaluation by peers rather than direct observation of their behavior.
Con Resolved: Cyberbullying should be a criminal offense. The United States legal definition of Cyber bullying is,” Cyber-bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.” This is not grounds for a criminal offense. Because the definition for cyber bullying is so vague, it would be difficult to judge and interpret what this law would entail since the harm would be different for every person. There are many people who will feel as though others are intending to harm them and there are no true lines, which define what is cyber bullying is and what it is not. Making cyber bullying a criminal offense would be a ridiculous and near impossible task.
If anything happen to me, the experiment will be exterminated. However, I will strictly follow the instructions of the experiment and protect myself from these dangerous situations. There was a primary reason that triggered the brutal eruption during the experiment was the prisoners did not follow the orders of guards. Because they were not real prisoners and guards, the prisoners thought that it was not necessary to listen to these fake guards. However,
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
Tommy McDonald ‘Game culture is a justifiable panic. Young people are at risk from such media products’ I disagree with the statement that game culture is a justifiable panic; and that young people are at risk from such media products. In the following essay, I will be trying to prove that this statement is incorrect and that people can think for themselves without being affected by game culture. The media effects theory (hypodermic needle, cultivation and two-step theory), assumes that audiences are offended by media texts. An extract from the Newson report says: ‘The principle that what is experienced... will have some effect on some people is an established one, and is the reason why the media find it worthwhile to spend millions of pounds on advertising.’ This claims a response to the murder of James Bulger by two 10 year old boys (where they watched Chucky: Play time and were influenced by what they saw).
Exposure to media violence also may distort our understanding of the meaning of others behavior, predisposing us to view even no aggressive acts by others aggressive. According to some, you are what you watch when it comes to violence in the media and its influence on violent behavior in young people. A new paper provides additional evidence that violent media does indeed impact adolescent behavior. The research to be, published in February 2009 in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, shows that even when other factors are considered, such as academic skills, encounters with community violence, or emotional problems, childhood and adolescent violent media preferences contributed significantly to the prediction of violence and general aggression. Paul Boxer, an assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers University in Newark, has been involved since 2004 in research funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into media violence and its relation to serious youth violence and criminal behavior.
The results showed that those who saw the violent version were less accurate in recalling information about the crime. This links back o Yerkes Dodson Law as it says that the more anxious you are, the less you are able to recall. The disadvantages of Loftus and Loftus and Burns are that they aren’t methodologically valid as it was a lab experiment and not a real life situation; also it wasn’t ethically valid as they were making people upset and deceiving people. Although there is research evidence to back up the Yerkes Dodson Law, there is also research evidence going against it. Yuille and Cutshall wanted to investigate eyewitness testimony in a real life setting.
Researchers have given that answer in their survey’s and facts that they have found. It is up to the parents to take the problem serious and listen to facts that are given. Many disagree with the idea that video games are harmful but cannot back their opinion up with actual evidence that they have found. The more children are exposed to violent video games, the higher the chance that they will have an increase in aggressive behavior. Violent video games give off the message that killing and violence is fun instead of bad.
Is it the only method of discipline that works? Now what a lot of parents don’t know is that, not only does smacking have short term mental and physical effects, it also has long term psychological effects which is why I believe smacking should be banned. Research shows that smacking undermines children’s confidence, weakens their emotional relationships and encourages the use of violence to solve any conflict with people around them. Psychologists say that alcoholism, depression, masochistic fantasies and suicidal thoughts arise from being smacking during childhood. Let’s just stop for a minute and think about this, how on earth can we expect children to play with other children without hitting each other, if we as