She then brings up the issue of unnerving newspaper headlines such as “Bloodlust Video Games Put Kids in the Crosshairs” (205). Sternheimer feels not enough emphasis has been given to other issues such as “social rejection and depression” (206). She also brings our attention to information on statistical evidence. Sternheimer believed it to be “controversial” and feels it “exclude[s] a host of other factors” (207). Sternheimer feels it is these other over looked factors that are truly the cause of “young killers” (210).
I'm not saying that the media directly caused these acts of violence, but one has to wonder if such an event would have happened were we living in the media environment of the 1950's. Today's extensive media coverage is surely fueling the likelihood of the next school shooting by providing a model for the direct expression of violent fantasy. There is no quicker way for a lonely and troubled youth to suddenly gain the attention he desperately seeks than to commit a heinous act that the mass media has demonstrated will get intense coverage, broadcasting the once unknown perpetrators name hundreds of times to the entire nation. It used to be that teenage kids that suffered with extreme depression, because of not fitting in at school, being picked on, getting your heart broken for the first time, committed suicide, and that was a tragedy in
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.
Gang violence is seen where unprivileged people live, and it has become one of the most important things that society has to face. The community I grew up in was filled with gang violence which caused a lot of problems because shootings would be heard; sometimes, it is unsafe to go outside because gang members would be shooting each other. This inspired me not only change the way I live, but society in general. When I become a successful adult, I would like to draw attention to gang violence so that I can help move towards potential solutions that will make the community a better place. By developing strong communication bonds with teens, we can help prevent teems from joining gangs which will result in fewer gang violence crime rates.
This quote was saying that whenever something significant had happened, politically speaking, there would be an outbreak of “The Crucible” books being produced. People would read on what might happen and interpret it to their situation. Whenever a sudden and violent political action is about to take place, “The Crucible” becomes even more famous, with different situations comes different interpretations. Quote Two: “For some, the play seems to be about the dilemma of relying on the testimony of small children accusing adults of sexual abuse, something I'd not have dreamed of forty years ago. For others, it may simply be a fascination with the outbreak of paranoia that suffuses the play—the blind panic that, in our age, often seems to sit at the dim edges of consciousness.
Argument: For Jeff Jacoby, writer of “A Desensitized Society Drenched in Sleaze,” violent entertainment indirectly causes real life violence. He states that even with his highly religious and disciplined background he was “jaded” from exposure to violent TV. he thinks that if he can be desensitized, then anyone can be desensitized. With that thought, Jacoby may have a valid point. If exposed to violent TV for an extended amount of time, it may be able to desensitize anyone, especially if they come from an already broken home or bad neighborhood.
STDs, fighting fatalities and injuries, and jail time are real threats to those who choose to live in the false grandeur of a Hollywood life. The Ugly Face of Entertainment Entertainment tempers people's hectic pace of life, preserves sanity, and serves as a vehicle for socialization. In an age of technology, however, new entertainment has invaded society and rotted morals. Television, computer and video games, movies, and others have placed an unhealthy emphasis on indulgence and violence. By capitalizing on thrillers like aggression, much of entertainment has distorted human character and promoted violence.
Basically people who want censorship to be more strict want, “protection of minors from pornographic material, protection of information/intelligence of National Security including information regarding the Military (weapons tech, enemy knowledge, etc. ), promotes good morals, prevents grossly violent messages/events from being delivered, prevents spread of harmful information”. (Web pages) The subject most concentrated on is the protection of children but the other four things are taken very seriously. Parents are unhappy with some things their children are watching even on children' TV programs such as Nickelodeon and cartoon network. Not everyone feels like censorship should be more strict, that's why today this topic is a popular one to debate.
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
Pornography Is Harmful To Women and Children Let it be known that the purpose of this paper is to argue that pornography is harmful to society, but more specifically women and children. Unlike any other media representation of sex and sexuality, pornography within our postmodern society has become a cultural category of significance. The typical seediness has somewhat become lost but replaced by a society that mainly focuses sexual imagery in almost everything everyone sees. High contents of sexual imagery is used in the advertising and music industries as well as a number of late night television shows. This sudden shift in people’s attitudes towards the use of certain sexual and erotic images in today’s society raises a number of questions that need to be answered in order to better understand the harms it does to society.