Violent Media Is Good For Kids

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In the essay “Violent Media is Good for Kids” wrote by Gerard Jones, and he tried to prove that violent media is good for children. When he was small, he grew up with too passive and loneliness. His mother borrowed some comic books to him, and through the reading he became more confident to develop his ideal. Successfully, he became a comic writer. Later Jones started the research about violent media after pop psychologists said the violent stories are harmful to children. Jones also states two girls as examples to show the affect from the violent media, and these two girls have big improvement in their life. Jones tried to point out violent media may give negative violent idea to child, but it provide a method to learn more about themselves and build up confidence for themselves. In this essay, Jones talked about violent media can also help children grow up in a good way, because it can help them overcome their problem. Jones gave an example about his son, when his son was first grader and all the friends started to climb tree in the school. However, his son was afraid to fall from the tree. Then Jones read him old Tarzan comics who very active in the jungle. Two weeks later, he can climb the tree. A psychologist Melanie Moore, Ph.D. said “Children need violent entertainment in order to explore the inescapable feelings that they’ve been taught to deny, and to reintegrate those feelings into a more whole, more complex, more resilient selfhood.” In other word, children need violent media to overcome their stressful feeling. Sometimes children pretending to have superhuman power and this help them to overcome their powerlessness and help them to build up confidence. In addition, he also talked about the little girl who exploding with her own fantasies and acted as a tomboy. In the classroom she wrote violence stories, and the more adults tried to control her

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