“Fred's” need for porn continued to spiral out of control but he continued to do the same thing in spite of the negative consequences of his behavior. He almost lost his job at one point. Everyday millions of people experience the same pain as “Fred”. Studies have shown that viewing pornography can be as mood altering and have the same effect on the brain as narcotic drugs. A chemical in the brain, epinephrine "burns" images of porn permanently into the memory at cellular level, images can easily be remembered and triggered by a word, a display in the mall, the sight of a woman at the grocery store or a newsstand.
Any image expressed in an intolerable way, whether it be sexual or violent, will overshadow any text (Reisman). The material placed in pornography used to be seen as immoral, but, now, it is perceived as acceptable in society (Cline). Over time, the amount of pornography viewed by people has increased exponentially. “On average, single men watch pornography three times a week for forty minutes. Those who are in committed relationships watch it on average 1.7 times a week for twenty minutes,” was stated in the article “Are the Effects of Pornography Negligible?” from the magazine NewsRx Health.
Some just want to escape and drink their pain away. They tend to drink large amounts of alcohol in one sitting which is called binge drinking. That can be very bad considering alcohol is a depressant and you can become dependent on it. Drinking alcohol underaged can affect the still-growing brain leading to a learning deficiency and mental disorders. Alcohol tends to make you lazy and makes you show a loss of interest in your school work and extra curricular activities.
The researchers noticed a great deal of activity in the areas of the brain devoted to reward and pleasure. 4. Bullies lack the ability to self-regulate emotions The same researchers who conducted the brain scan study made another surprising discovery: the parts of the bullies’ brains that allows them to self-regulate their emotions were inactive. This suggests that bullies simply don’t have a way to control their anger and frustration, which may result in severe overreactions to small provocations. 5.
The TV culture, is transmitting negative influences all around the world. The most obvious influence if watching TV is the health effect it has on children. TV causes poor eye-sight, brain damage and microwaves that kill brain cells. This should be taken very seriously to parent. Children who are addicted to watching TV have a higher chance of dyeing faster than a child who has spent his childhood outside, playing a running around; as how a normal child should.
That is how computer addiction can be a bad influence. The last thing I am going to talk to you about is how computer addiction can affect others. It can affect others by you staying on the computer all night and when you come to school the next morning, your hair is all in a tangled mess and you have bloodshot eyes and just look terrible. People could start laughing at you and that would affect them by
Whether they know it or not, the jokers that make these comments are sexually harassing their victims and no matter what gender, they have an impact. When asked to picture sexual harassment, many people would think of old, creepy men in vans with tinted windows. However, this is not the case, so what is verbal sexual harassment and why is it underrated? Sexually demeaning comments are a form of verbal sexual harassment that makes an individual feel uncomfortable or offended. TeensHealth online magazine says, “Like anyone who's being bullied, people who are sexually bullied or harassed can feel a great deal of emotional stress if the situation continues without relief” (“Sexual…Bullying” 1).
Jonathon Jeffers disagrees and has written an article countering the idea that video games cause violence. Jeffers has said that, "The problem is not the game itself, but the lack of self-control that the player shows by not limiting the amount of time he plays. Too much of anything can be bad, and the more someone exposes their mind to violence for prolonged times the more he will become immune to it in real life." (Jonathon Jeffers). I agree with Jeffers that the problem is a person's lack of self control and also that people are playing too much.
Yes, I believe that television is the opium of the people and I think it should stop. It has gone too far already. People spend hours watching television, which can be damaging to the physical and mental health. It also increases obesity, which is the cause of many treacherous diseases like heart disease and diabetes (which can be life-threatening diseases). Television causes laziness and inefficiency in people And laziness itself kills people.
He coined this “The Mean World Syndrome”. The more television a person would watch the more paranoid and scared they were of the world and the people in it. He believed there was no before that everyone was born into a violent media and because of this we are virtually immune to just how much violence we are subjected to, Gerbner called this the “Magic Bullet Theory”. According to Gerbner without positives to balance out all the negatives that the media portrays it is making people more scared and ignorant. The news is the primary source of information for 2/3 of Americans, but how many Americans realize that most of the time the headlines are that of a violent act?