Some are convinced that societal violence has intensified as violent video games have been introduced into the media and to generations. This is tied into several copycat instances that Bok focuses on. The film Natural Born Killers is actually said to be linked to more copycat violence more than any other movie. (Bok) The question the author purposes to her audience is whether or not the makers of this media should be held responsible for these assaults? Secondly, Bok criticizes ideas of desensitization taken into account for these psychologically violent urges to copycat crimes.
05 March 2014 Peters’ Censorship of Violence in Popular Entertainment Unjustified In Roberts Peters’ article “Censorship of Violence in Popular Entertainment Is Justified”, he writes about his personal concerns and his personal solutions to combat obscenity and uphold decency standards in the media. He believes that due to the many graphic and violent depictions in TV, films, music/RAP, video and computer games, the children in present society are easily influenced into acting out the media violence and turning it into real life violence. He believes that there are four main problems with media violence. The first problem is that is too much of it. The glut of media violence desensitizes viewers and contributes to the “mean world syndrome.” A second problem with media violence is that it can be easily imitated.
In his essay, “Video Games Are Responsible for Increased Youth Violence,” author Ron Moten uses his experience working with troubled teenagers to uncover the negative effects of violent media. The problem he identifies is that violent media is responsible for desensitizing youth to violence, hence increasing crime in our society. Motten assumes his readers are educated and sympathetic, but uninformed of the threats posed by violent media. His purpose in his essay is to raise awareness of a connection between violent media and increased crime in society and to convince the audience that violent media needs to be regulated by laws. To achieve his purpose, Moten mainly uses ethos to appeal to his readers.
In my opinion these school shootings would be more likely to occur in a society that traffics constantly in extremely violent media images, versus a society where such images don't occur at all. I don't know which is worse: two teenage boys gunning down there classmates, or the constant bombardment of the story, by the media. What I think can be done to solve this problem, for one Congress could step up political and legal pressure to more effectively limit and regulate the production and distribution of media violence. The mass media should cover stories like this, but there is no reason for it to be on the front page of every newspaper and magazine in the country. It was tragic, but there are far worse things going on in the world right now.
Children, being easily influenced, will imitate the television characters. Television shows can also create a fear of the world in children. Finally, children eventually accept violence as the answer to problems. Television has a strong influence on children and must be controlled. Violence depicted on television is harmful to children.
Further more some gun violence imagery appears in social media is justifies and even glorifies the damaging result of using a gun. Therefore, a rising rate of adolescents are involved in serious criminals. Beside popular culture and social media raise gun violence in the America, some potential dangerous people are always create violence despite of what kind of weapon they
The two stories contrast in content, but help Jones come to the conclusion that “it’s helped hundreds of people for everyone its hurt” (287). By using these personal stories, Jones makes a valid point in his argument defending the imagination of children and their violent stories. “Violent media is a big issue in the world today.” (285) Society is about the effect of violent media on the upbringing of today’s children. For instance, society has fears that children who are exposed to violent media will grow to be violent people, giving way to a violent society. However, Gerald Jones, in his argument “violent media is good for kids”, says that in contrary to what the society believes, or is made to believe, violent media builds strong, courageous and effective group in the society.
shows, movies, and music are using sex and drugs to capture their audiences; and it works. The Baby Boomer generation, as well as Generation X sees this content as inappropriate material to be viewed in society; but with Generation Y this form of media actually depicts how the “Pot Culture” is on the rise. Over the years forms of media have sprung
They are now being charged as adults. Charging a juvenile as an adult has stirred up many different views. When should we say enough is enough? Violent crimes committed by juveniles have become a growing epidemic. The children of today are subjected to violence in popular songs, television shows, and even computer games.
More ways of playing violent video games are created each year, but most of us have this question in mind. Do violent video games influence young people to act aggressively? Overplaying video games can have many disastrous effects on teen limiting gameplay can have multiple positive effects. Sitting in front of a TV screen shooting people can incite young players to act violently. Repetitive killing can train them to act aggressively.